Category: Black History Month

Mia Mayhem Series by Kara West, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez: Black History Month Spotlight

Mia Mayhem Series by Kara West, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez: Black History Month Spotlight

Since this month is Black History Month, I’m putting a little extra spotlight on some recent books featuring Black main characters. This is the second feature: a review of the latest three books in the Mia Mayhem chapter book series! The Mia Mayhem chapter book series is super cute and shows kids that anyone can be a superhero! I love the diversity in this series. Not only is the main character Black, but other kids […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in Black History Month, Reviews / 0 Comments
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

As my regular readers know, I make an effort to feature POC authors on the blog regularly. Still, since this month is Black History Month, I figure there’s no harm in putting a little extra spotlight on some recent books by Black authors. Here’s the first feature: a review of the graphic novel version of Long Way Down, which I was very excited to get my hands on! I absolutely loved Long Way Down when I read […]

Posted February 9, 2021 in Black History Month, Reviews / 11 Comments
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed: Blog Tour Review

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed: Blog Tour Review

Amazon, B&N One thing you need to know going into this book is that it’s more of a slice of life book than a story about the Rodney King protests. Everything that happened in Los Angeles during that time informed how Ashley felt and responded to the world around her, but don’t expect much of the plot to revolve directly around that. Most of the story is just about her typical high school life—relationships with […]

Posted August 15, 2020 in Black History Month, Reviews / 11 Comments
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD This book is absolutely packed with rich storytelling—both African and African American folklore that many middle graders have probably never encountered before. It’s difficult to even unpack how many different stories are rolled into this adventure and brought to life in a new way. (I’d actually love it if Rick Riordan Presents would do a companion that goes deeper into each individual tale, sort of like the Greek Gods companions that were […]

Dear Martin by Nic Stone – 5-Star Review & Giveaway

Dear Martin by Nic Stone – 5-Star Review & Giveaway

This little book packs a powerful punch.  What Fed My Addiction: Perspective. The book is told from Justyce’s POV. He’s a black teenager living in a mostly white world (he goes to a boarding school) near the home he grew up in, which is in a black neighborhood. So the lens that he sees the world through is unique. He is relatable to many people—he can often see both sides of the story, which helps us […]