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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.

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Most Anticipated New Book Releases of May 2021

Most Anticipated New Book Releases of May 2021

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Hey Book lovin’ Queens & Kings, Let me tell you, there are some ...

Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

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“No one can live up to the standards set by racist stereotypes ...

Five Books by Caribbean Writers You Must Read

Five Books by Caribbean Writers You Must Read

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“Caribbean literature only has to be true to itself. It doesn’t need ...

Book Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Book Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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“I don’t need you to be mad that it happened. I need ...

Most Anticipated New Book Releases of May 2021

Most Anticipated New Book Releases of May 2021

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Hey Book lovin’ Queens & Kings, Let me tell you, there are some really amazing books coming …

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Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

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“No one can live up to the standards set by racist stereotypes like this that position Black …

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Five Books by Caribbean Writers You Must Read

Five Books by Caribbean Writers You Must Read

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“Caribbean literature only has to be true to itself. It doesn’t need colonialism or imperialism. It’s always …

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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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“I don’t need you to be mad that it happened. I need you to be mad that …

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How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram. X Kendi

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram. X Kendi

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“What’s the problem with being “not racist”? It is a claim that signifies neutrality: “I am not …

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Book Review: Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Book Review: Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

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“We’re in the midst of the greatest pandemic of recent times, which has the potential to be …

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My Canada Reads Pick for 2021 is ‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’ Here’s Why…

My Canada Reads Pick for 2021 is ‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’ Here’s Why…

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In Honey Butter Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi, we see how the truth can separate a family. The book is a total work of art, and I couldn’t put it down. At its core, it’s a story of twin sisters whose bond is deep and whose pain separates them both physically and emotionally. But truly it is a story of women who are hungry for connection and hungry for healing.  The book tells the story of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Taking place in Nigeria, Canada, and Europe the book spans oceans and speaks to the power of love, bonds, and family ties. 

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One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite

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Rating ★★★ Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy …

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Spy in the Struggle by Aya de León

Spy in the Struggle by Aya de León

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Rating ★★★ This was my first book by Aya de Leon and I must say it was …

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TBGR Book Club: December Book of the Month

TBGR Book Club: December Book of the Month

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“Everyone in the house knows what I did. Or thinks they know what I did. No one …

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