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Team of Rivals | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Team of Rivals? With today being Presidents Day, I wanted to have some sort of related post. When I started looking on Libby, I came across Team of Rivals. Abraham Lincoln was my fathers favorite president so automatically I thought of him. I also thought that the concept of thisContinue reading “Team of Rivals | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Audiobook Review”

Unbound | Tarana Burke | Book Review

Unbound is the memoir of the founder of the “me too” movement. Tarana Burke describes the moment that her world fractured and how she has tried to put it back together. The first step to that is admitting exactly what happened. And that honestly is sometimes the hardest thing. The moment that her life wasContinue reading “Unbound | Tarana Burke | Book Review”

Saturday Movie Review: Clotilda – The Last American Slave Ship

The Clotilda was a schooner owned by business man Timothy Meaher. In 1860, a bit was placed that slaves could be illegally smuggled into Alabama and put to work on his land. The voyage had multiple sponsors based on the south, and was commanded by Captain William Foster. It journeyed to Whydah, Dohomey in AfriciaContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Clotilda – The Last American Slave Ship”

Black Cloud Rising | David Wright Falade | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Black Cloud Rising? I came across Black Cloud Rising on Netgalley at the beginning of the month. Knowing my goal for this month was to read several books by black authors, I was quick to request it. I was also intrigued by the subject matter: the African Brigade. Thankfully IContinue reading “Black Cloud Rising | David Wright Falade | Audiobook Review”

Royal Valentine | Jenn McKinlay | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Royal Valentine? Royal Valentine was available for request on Netgalley. I thought this would be the perfect story to listen to around Valentine’s Day. I loved the fact that there was a sense of secret romance between the main characters. It reminded me of some of the Hallmark movies thatContinue reading “Royal Valentine | Jenn McKinlay | Audiobook Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Too Good To Review Properly

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is all about the books that were too good to review properly! 1. The Book Thief ~ Markus Zusak 2. Revolution ~ Jennifer Donnelly 3. The Women’s War ~ Jenna Glass 4. Come Away With Me ~ Karma Brown 5. Float PlanContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Too Good To Review Properly”

You Are Your Best Thing Anthology | Book Review

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilence, and the Black Experience is an anthology that was put together by Tarana Burke and Dr. Brene Brown. The goal of the anthology was to bring together a unique group of Black writers, artists, academics, organizers, and cultural figures to discuss the topic of vulnerability and shameContinue reading “You Are Your Best Thing Anthology | Book Review”

Saturday Movie Review: Just Wright

Just Wright is a 2010 romantic comedy staring Queen Latifah and Common. It tells the story of a physical therapist who falls for a professional basketball player. It has a bit of the usual cliché romance predictability but, it is still charming. It is the perfect reminder that sometimes the thing you are looking forContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Just Wright”

After Tupac and D Foster | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review

After Tupac and D Foster is only 151 pages but they are 151 pages that are packed with a punch. It follows three young girls in Queens, NY who are trying to make sense of their world. They meet when they are eleven years old and bond immediately. They each come from different backgrounds butContinue reading “After Tupac and D Foster | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review”

The Black Kids | Christina Hammonds Reed | Book Review

The Black Kids is set in 1992 shortly after Rodney King, a Black man, is beaten nearly to death by LAPD officers. There is a trail of these officers and they are acquitted of all the charges. It is not long before Los Angeles is filled with protests and roots. The idea of race isContinue reading “The Black Kids | Christina Hammonds Reed | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

When you write drabbles, you relieve the pressure of the epic novel expanding in your head.

The Calico Books

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