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…

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…

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

I really wanted to like this book, but for some reason I couldn't even finish it. I'll try to be honest in my review below, but I do encourage you to try and read it if it's been of interest to you. Here's more about the book The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is…

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza – Blog Tour

My review of this book honestly doesn't do it justice. I had a ton of thoughts here and I tried to boil it down to its essentials without spoiling too much. Here goes nothing. Here's some more about the book A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their…

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The American Dream. Many people talk about it, but no one really knows what it means. Some people work their entire lives to try and achieve it and some people succeed. Sadly, sometimes it takes death to figure out that not only you achieved the American Dream, but excelled beyond it. Here's more about the…