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I'm so glad you stopped by to my piece of the internet. I've always loved reading the stories of people who look like me. No matter the situation there’s a book I can point to and a story I can lean on. These stories are not mine but they are all a part of me. I've learned that our stories and voices are important and my goal is to continue reading them and sharing them. To discover, discuss and celebrate these stories but most importantly introduce other Black Girls to them too, so they may discover their own story within.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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“You’re not the first black woman Alex has hired to work for ...

Five Must-Read Books by Caribbean Writers

Five Must-Read Books by Caribbean Writers

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Most of the world is practicing social distancing or self-isolation so what ...

Five Must Read Books you finally have time to Tackle

Five Must Read Books you finally have time to Tackle

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Most of the world is practicing social distancing or self-isolation so what ...

You Should Read Amanda Parris’ Award Winning Play ‘Other Side of the Game’

You Should Read Amanda Parris’ Award Winning Play ‘Other Side of the Game’

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Book Club: September Book of the Month

Book Club: September Book of the Month

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The Girl With the Louding Voice is a book about hope and the fierceness of the human spirit.

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Book Club: July Book of the Month

Book Club: July Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Book Review: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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“You’re not the first black woman Alex has hired to work for her family, and you probably …

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Five Must-Read Books by Caribbean Writers

Five Must-Read Books by Caribbean Writers

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Most of the world is practicing social distancing or self-isolation so what better time to catch up on all of the books that you’ve been meaning to read. You’ve got the time right!? These are not just good books, these are books that will make you lose track of time and provide a little escape.  With all this time and nowhere to go here are some books that will help you stop looking at the clock.

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Book Club: June Book of the Month

Book Club: June Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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Book Club: May Book of the Month

Book Club: May Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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Five Must Read Books you finally have time to Tackle

Five Must Read Books you finally have time to Tackle

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Most of the world is practicing social distancing or self-isolation so what better time to catch up on all of the books that you’ve been meaning to read. You’ve got the time right!? These are not just good books, these are books that will make you lose track of time and provide a little escape.  With all this time and nowhere to go here are some books that will help you stop looking at the clock.

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You Should Read Amanda Parris’ Award Winning Play ‘Other Side of the Game’

You Should Read Amanda Parris’ Award Winning Play ‘Other Side of the Game’

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Looking for your next favourite read? That’s where I was when I picked up ‘Other Side of …

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Put this ‘RIOT BABY’ on Your Reading List NOW!

Put this ‘RIOT BABY’ on Your Reading List NOW!

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If you read my ‘Most Anticipated Books of 2020’ post then you know that this book was at the very top of my list. And while I was so very excited to read this one, I approached Riot Baby with no expectations at all, just a desire to see how Onyebuchi would tell the story […]

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The Best New Books of 2020 That I Can’t Wait to Read

The Best New Books of 2020 That I Can’t Wait to Read

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Wassup my book lovin’ sistas and brothas You guys know how much I love talking about books and I had such a great time talking about books in my end of year round up. Putting together that mega list of the best books of 2019 gave me all the feels. But thinking about my favourites […]

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