Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas | Book Review

Concrete Rose is the prequel to The Hate U Give (THUG) by Angie Thomas. I admittedly waited until last year to finally read THUG and immediately regretted it. I didn’t want to make the same mistake with this one. I was excited to learn more about Maverick’s story and see how he became the fatherContinue reading “Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas | Book Review”

On The Come Up | Angie Thomas | Book Review

When I read The Hate U Give, I remember thinking to myself that Angie Thomas was the new voice in Young Adult literature; and we were going to be forever blessed by her words. After reading On The Come Up, I stand by my thoughts, and feel blessed as a reader. This time the storyContinue reading “On The Come Up | Angie Thomas | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud! And here we go… Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert Roomies by Christina Lauren Public Relations by Katie Heaney Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros Between The Lines by Tammara Webber CrazyContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud”

With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

With The Fire On High was my first introduction to Elizabeth Acevedo but it will not my last. This book felt like I was having a conversation with an old friend whom I wanted to see succeed and follow her dreams. I was taken on a beautiful journey of youth, family, food, and culture…and itContinue reading “With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a refreshing retelling of a fairy tale that most little girls know by heart. This time however the main character is a young Black queer girl who wants to overthrow the government that has been put into place ever since Cinderella died. This government forces all the youngContinue reading “Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review

The Color Of Law by Richard Rothstein gives the history of de jure segregation (segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation) in America. Using multiple examples, this text argues that anti-Black governmental housing policies have led to racially divided cities and suburbs. It is an eye opener regarding the humanitarian crimesContinue reading “The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review”

The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta was the first book I borrowed from my local library on the Libby app. When I listened to the sample, I was intrigued by the main character Michael and was also excited that this story was in verseContinue reading “The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta | Audiobook Review”

Top Ten Tuesday | Purple Yellow Green Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers in honor of Mardis Gras which is today! And here we go… Cinderella is Dead by Kaylnn Bayron (Purple) Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Yellow) The Names They Gave Us byContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday | Purple Yellow Green Covers”

Written In The Stars | Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review

I picked up Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleau at my local library because the cover caught my attention. Isn’t is pretty? And then I read the premise and had a feeling that I would quickly be hooked. It had two of my favorite things: opposites attract and psuedo-dating, and of course the factContinue reading “Written In The Stars | Alexandria Bellefleur | 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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