"Who are you? of the millions and billions of people in the world, you're the only person who can answer that. Not people online, or at your school. I can't even answer that. You're the only one who can say who you are with authority. So who are you?" On the Come Up is the… Continue reading On the Come Up ~Angie Thomas
Per my mom's suggestion, when I read certain books I keep a pad of sticky notes inside to mark special quotes and passages. Austin Channing Brown's I'm Still Here held dozens of sticky notes peeking out from both ends: a testament to gorgeous prose holding deep thoughts. The rest of the title is "Black Dignity… Continue reading I’m Still Here -Austin Channing Brown
Recently, I saw a DKDKTV video in my feed that grabbed my attention. It was called "BTS is Low Quality Music". Of course, I couldn't scroll on by after that. I had to see what this was about. The video was an answer to Parkgaedae's video "BTS is McDonald's" (which he has since deleted). His… Continue reading Is BTS Low Quality Music?
So I started drafting this post and realized that the normal format I do for monthly wrap-ups just wasn't cutting it, instead, I decided to just talk about the highlight of April: my college tours trip. And of course my monthly mixtape because April music was lit. Spontaneous trips are always fun, and this one… Continue reading What Went Down April + Mixtape
I absolutely adore places that are dedicated to celebrating culture and Plaza Mariachi is one of those places. It's a collection of restaurants and specialty stores that showcase Latin culture. They have live music, an array of cuisines, and even a grocery store where you can buy authentic ingredients. A few months ago, we went… Continue reading Lunch at Plaza Mariachi
"The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen -people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right." ~The Hate U Give I've been waiting for so long to read this book. It's one… Continue reading The Hate U Give ~Angie Thomas
Using humor as the common denominator, a multicultural cast of YA authors steps up to the mic to share stories touching on race. Listen in as ten YA authors -- some familiar, some new -- use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that… Continue reading Humor, Culture, and Race// Open Mic by Mitali Perkins Review