Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson

A powerful middle-grade novel about the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, written by their daughter. In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for […]

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

“Books were what made my days bearable. They were what helped me sleep at night without my homesickness choking me.” When Amal’s ordinary life in her quiet Pakistani village is disrupted and she is forced to stay home from school to help her mother take of her siblings, Amal holds on to the hope that […]

Don’t Forget Me by Victoria Stevens

Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn’t enough to take her mind off her mother and the life she had to leave behind in England. But when Hazel […]

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“…the last time I saw my brother was five years ago. Lying dead in the snow.” This book starts off with a bang! Right in the middle of a clan battle, the same battle that took Eelyn’s mother and brother five years prior. As she fights, she comes face to face with a warrior that […]

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

“I’ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth …” Tiffany Sly’s life is about to change in a big way. She has just lost her mother to cancer and is about to be pulled away from the only life she has ever known. She is set […]

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let’s Talk About Love Claire Kann Published by: Swoon Reads Publication date: January 23rd 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo   “Dave called in sick. Alice, I want you with Takumi today. As long as you keep the volume low, you can play music […]

Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and […]

So Over You by Kate Meader

SO OVER YOU Chicago Rebels series, Book 2 Kate Meader Pocket Star EBooks December 4, 2017 $5.99 ISBN 9781501168567 “Meader serves up a delicious mix of sports, sexy romance, and complicated, captivating characters with her second Chicago Rebels hockey contemporary (after Irresistible You)…Meader’s erotic scenes could melt ice, and her complex protagonists will keep readers […]

Royal Madness! A Short List of Royal Romance Books I Love!

I love all things ROYAL! ALL THE THINGS!! I was so excited when Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement this week and all I wanted to do was just curl up and read ALL THINGS ROYAL! But that was not possible because I have a job,  so I decided to make a list with a few […]