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  • August 2021 Must Reads

    August is finally upon us, and after summer and traveling were cancelled last year, I, for one, am looking forward to spending time on the beach an...
  • What We Should Remember After Juneteenth 2021

    On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a law that declared Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19th, a federal holiday. However, even b...
  • “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country”

    Happy April and National Poetry Month! Growing up, poetry was my least favorite genre of literature. Looking back now, one of the reasons it was my...
  • “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another.” - Serena Williams

    The year, 2021, like most years has come with its challenges. In recent weeks the news has shed light on the violence and mistreatment of women in ...
  • “I Am A Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman That’s Me”

    March is Women’s History Month. A month designated by Congress, in 1987, to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of women. This year has alr...
  • Celebrating and Amplifying the Voices of Black Authors

    Black History Month, which began in 1926 as a week-long event, initially served as a way of remembering and educating others about important Black ...
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (P. 2)

    As I said about the first two books I highlighted in this Anti-Racist Literature series, I guarantee the following books will be well-read and well...
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The year, 2020 was a year of awareness for me. The year truly opened my eyes to how far we, as a country, still had to go in the fight for equality...
  • ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Reading!

           Although December 25th has come and gone, for me, it is still Christmas! Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been watching holiday movies o...
  • 4 Affirmation Books That Helped Me Through 2020

    As the end of 2020 quickly approaches (a year I’m sure many of us never thought would end), I have begun to think about what I am leaving behind in...
  • This Month I Am Thankful For: Author Jasmine Guillroy

    Anyone who I have spoken to during the last year knows I am a huge fan of (and slightly obsessed with) author Jasmine Guillroy! Her novels; which u...
  • 16 Halloween Reads for Every Spooky Mood

    It is officially Spooky Season, and that means one thing to us bibliophiles: Cozying up with a reliable Halloween read. Horror is not for everyone, but there are books out there that will suit whatever level of scare you’re comfortable with.