Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But thisContinue reading “Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo”

By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons by Amanda Sellet

SMDH… I really wanted to like this book. Honestly, though, it wasn’t you, Book, it was me. I just was not in the head space for this. As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl at her newContinue reading “By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons by Amanda Sellet”

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

“Pet” came into my life via my best book buddy, who found it, loved it, and declared that I would love it too. And oh, she was right!  There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with thisContinue reading “Pet by Akwaeke Emezi”

Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Bone Crier’s Moon came into my life by way of Owlcrate, as many of the most beautiful books in my collection do, and this one was no different. The custom cover and sprayed page edges were gorgeous, as was the entire theme of the box, Full Moon Magic. Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. TheyContinue reading “Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie”