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Come Home Safe | Brian Buckmire | Book Review

Come Home Safe is a book that is much needed within our current society. It is real and heartbreaking but sadly right on track with what is going on in our country. As a white female in our society, I have never had to experience the “come home safe” talk with my parents. At leastContinue reading “Come Home Safe | Brian Buckmire | Book Review”

Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review

Daughters of Oduma is a new coming of age young adult story. It is filled with well depicted characters and unique world building that kept me turning pages. The premise involves a found family of girls known as the Mud Family as they prepare for the South God Bow tournament. When their top girl getsContinue reading “Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review”

We Are The Scribes | Randi Pink | Book Review

Randi Pink has been on my author radar since earlier this year when I read Angel of Greenwood. I was completely captivated by the way that she wrote and knew I wanted to read more from her. So when We Are The Scribes became available on Netgalley, I was quick to request it. The premiseContinue reading “We Are The Scribes | Randi Pink | Book Review”

The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review

The Black Girls Left Standing had me turning the pages and empathizing with the main character. The main character is Beau, and as the novel begins Beau is at her sister Katia’s funeral. Katia was shot and killed by a white off duty police officer who thought she was trying to break into his house.Continue reading “The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review”

Wash Day Diaries | Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith | Book Review

Wash Day Diaries is a new graphic novel that celebrates the strength of Black women and their friendships. It tells the story of four best friends – Kim, Tanisha, Cookie, and Davene – using short comics which are all interconnected. This graphic novel is also a celebration of wash day – which is the collectiveContinue reading “Wash Day Diaries | Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith | Book 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: Women Of The Movement

Women Of The Movement is a six part miniseries that follows the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie’s fight to bring justice to his name. Emmett Till was a fourteen year old Black teenager from Chicago who was visiting family in Mississippi and was take one summer night never to be seenContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Women Of The Movement”

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A. A. MacConnell

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