Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

When the world seems like it's falling apart everywhere we turn, it's always good to know that younger generations of people are gaining the same knowledge and understanding of the world. We may not be able to protect our young people from the prejudice and stereotypes and hate that surrounds them, but if we open…

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

I love fantasy stories. I love when there's someone risking everything they have and love for the better of a group or nation of people. I love people who fight against adversity and maybe they don't always win, but they don't quit. And while stories like this one aren't fantasy, it's the heroism and strength…

My Most Anticipated Reads for July 2018

Summer seems to be a slower time for books. There's still many coming out, but less so than the winter months. Perhaps it's because book people are more winter people? Who knows. But as the season gets warmer, here's some fun books publishing in July that I'm excited about! Mark your calendars because even though…

My Thoughts and an Excerpt from Tahereh Mafi’s New Novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

This is a little bit different from what I normally do, but I was perusing Twitter when I saw this: In my head, I was hyperventilating. I had heard Tahereh Mafi was going to move away from her high fantasy books to write something that felt much more autobiographical. I knew that it would be…

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I approach this novel like it was another diverse read with a distinct voice from an Asian American author. What I got was a heck of a lot more. I've also got a cute trailer for the book I want to share. Check it out below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=vYqL6vGe8jk Here's more about the book Stella Lane thinks…