"People are more afraid of ideas than guns." ~The Rock and the River Kekla Magoon's books are filled with beautiful ideas: turning Robin Hood into a young black girl, exploring Malcom X's young adulthood in fictional form, and grappling with the non-violence and black power movements of the 60s. This final idea she explores expertly… Continue reading 28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 9
Happy 4th, fly friends! I have a wonderful surprise for you; a book review with not one book but two! (Rhyme Master up in here y'all) Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont… Continue reading Book Review Times Two!
I'm very close to my younger sister so I'm very excited when I read books with powerful sibling relationships. Here are five of my favorite fictional sibling relationships. 5. Minerva and Keira -The Other Half of My Heart The interesting thing about these sisters is the racial differences they must deal with. Keira looks like their mom; black.… Continue reading Five Things Friday: Top Five Fictional Siblings