The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl ~ Issa Rae

Rating: 4/5 I have watched most of Issa Rae's show Insecure over the years, and love her sense of humor and insight. So when I saw she had a book, I knew I wanted to hear it on audio. I was not disappointed. This is a fun essay collection, designed to get people to think … Continue reading The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl ~ Issa Rae

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A Dream Called Home ~ Reyna Grande

Expected publication Tuesday October 2nd, 2018! Rating: 5/5 I'm a sucker for memoirs, but Grande's memoir is so beautiful and makes me want to read the rest of her body of work immediately! Grande's writing is vivid, yet feels simple and approachable. It's clear the amount of effort she put into picking just the right … Continue reading A Dream Called Home ~ Reyna Grande

In the Country We Love ~ Diane Guerrero

Rating: 4/5 While not poetic in the slightest, Guerrero’s story is incredibly important to read and published at an important time politically. Guerrero is emotionally honest as she processes her experience of having her parents deported when she was fourteen. Her grief manifested in different ways, from guilt, to anger, to sadness, to perfectionism, and … Continue reading In the Country We Love ~ Diane Guerrero