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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: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes

Book Depository Affiliate Title: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication: May 19 2020 Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Synopsis: It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes

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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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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