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28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 9

"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

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Book Review Times Two!

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!

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Five Things Friday: Top Five Fictional Siblings

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