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Book Review: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx

Title: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx Author: K.J. Long Publisher: Self Published Publication Date: November 1st, 2020 Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Synopsis: Briar is a wild boy. Living in a mangrove-tree city, he has been assigned the job of builder, but he is desperate to become an explorer. At least he can swim… Continue reading Book Review: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx

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Book Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes

Book Depository Affiliate Title: When Life Gives You Mangoes Author: Kereen Getten Publisher: October 20 2020 Publication Date: Delacorte Press Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the… Continue reading Book Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes

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Book Review: Legendborn

Book Depository Affiliate Title: Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster) Publication Date: September 15, 2020 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn

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Book Review: You Should See Me In A Crown

Title: You Should See Me In A Crown Author: Leah Johnson Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: June 2 2020 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan… Continue reading Book Review: You Should See Me In A Crown

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Whispers From The Stars: August 2020

Most Anticipated Reads Title: Star Daughter Author: Shveta Thakrar Expected Release Date: August 11 2020 Synopsis: This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy. The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to… Continue reading Whispers From The Stars: August 2020

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July Wrap Up

Title: Auditory Viewpoint Author: Lillian R. Melendez ★★ Review DNF Title: Lockdown Author: Aella Black ★★★ Review Title: Identity Author: Alexandra Bayer ★★★★ Review Title: Kiss and 'Telle ? Author: Nadine C. Keels ★★★ Review Title: The Order Of TSP Author: C.A. Day ★★ Review Title: Dismantling Vindictiveness Author: Lillian R. Melendez ★ Review DNF… Continue reading July Wrap Up

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Book Review: Kiss And ‘Telle?

Title: Kiss and 'Telle? Author: Nadine C. Keels Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: May 18 2020 Synopsis: If only this type of thing were as easy as it looks in chick flicks.  Ever since her college days, Chantelle has had growing feelings for Dennis, a swaggering and smart geek-at-heart who's got romance coming out of his… Continue reading Book Review: Kiss And ‘Telle?

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Non-Fiction Books By Black Authors I Want To Get To Before The Year Is Over

Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Synopsis: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding… Continue reading Non-Fiction Books By Black Authors I Want To Get To Before The Year Is Over