Book Review: The Chance to Fly by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

I was introduced to “The Chance to Fly” at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Mid-Winter conference this past January, during a session with the authors, Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz. Their book talk enticed me to search out an advanced copy, even though middle-grade reading isn’t really my thing. After completing the book, I would […]

Book Review: Hello, Cruel Heart by Maureen Johnson

With this prequel to the upcoming Disney movie, Cruella, and the pre-prequel to 101 Dalmations, Maureen Johnson gives us a fresh perspective on why Cruella turns out to be Cruella. From the start of her journey, Estella navigates traumatic loss while struggling to find her way. Throughout the story, Estella grapples with the voice inside […]

Book Review: White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler

With “White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America”, Anthea Butler gives us an important piece of work on the origins and continued persistence of White Evangelicalism in American right-wing politics, as well as the foundation of racism that continues to influence the White Evangelical church in America. Through a survey of the White […]

2020 Reading Recap

Hello fellow readers and welcome back! It is a new year and I have many new reads lined up for 2021. 2020 was a bit of a bust reading-wise, not to mention all the other things that failed in 2020, but a recap feels like a good way to end the year and move forward. […]

Book Review: Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life from Someone Who’s Been There by Tara Schuster

From the very first chapter of Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, Tara Schuster takes you on a wild ride through her childhood and re-parenting adventure. This is the kind of self-help book that I can get behind 100%. Rather than the stodgy “here is what I have done to become perfect and you should do […]