Tag Archives: diverse books

Reflecting on Reading

In the past week, I’ve read two books that have really resonated with me. The first one being Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, and the second being Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli. Frankly, these books have … Continue reading

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#ShroudedSundays

It’s that time of the week again, #ShroudedSundays. Enjoy this week’s excerpt of A Shrouded Spark as you prepare for your week. Find the first excerpt here! Find the second excerpt here!

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#ShroudedSundays

I will be releasing excerpts from A Shrouded Spark every Sunday, #ShroudedSundays–so, enjoy what’s left of your Sunday with this excerpt! Continue reading

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Excerpt from my upcoming novel “A Shrouded Spark

As a writer, the most important contribution I can give to young adults is representation. Through literature, I want to give young adults of color diverse stories that they can see themselves in, stories that I wished I would’ve had … Continue reading

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Building Diverse Bookshelves for Middle and High School Students

I haven’t written for my blog in quite some time! The sad reality of grad school is that you will most likely never have time to indulge in the things that are most enjoyable. I miss writing here, but I’m … Continue reading

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Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

A brilliant coming-of-age novel, Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, tells a raw, honest, heartfelt story of boyhood, adolescence, manhood, and all of the painful spaces in-between. Continue reading

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Black Girls Can Be Magical Too

People need to believe that black girls can be magical too. People need to believe that black girls can save the world. Continue reading

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Response to “The Danger of a Single Story”

You can watch the TED Talk here Listening to this TED Talk reaffirmed all of the reasons for which I write. There were so many quotes that I wish I would have caught because it was all so very inspiring. … Continue reading

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