Last Week In Books: Yo Mama’s So Nice Nobody Can Write A Dramatic Best-Selling Novel About Her

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow readers who’ve added extra pages to their family books! I’ve been trying to think of my favorite literary mothers all day…and failing. Healthy parental relationships are not often the stuff of literature, are they? Still, here’s hoping you and yours had a fabulous day. Also, for those ofContinue reading “Last Week In Books: Yo Mama’s So Nice Nobody Can Write A Dramatic Best-Selling Novel About Her”

Last Week In Books: All My Ruff Ryders, Meet Me Outside

It’s rare that I use this space to highlight anyone outside of the world of literature, but I think I have to make an exception this week for Earl Simmons, aka DMX. While he did pen an autobiography, he wasn’t known for his book. Still, he lived a dichotomous, tortured, nakedly expressive life on parContinue reading “Last Week In Books: All My Ruff Ryders, Meet Me Outside”

Last Week In Books: Ramona Forever!

It’s been a busy week, fellow readers, and I hope you’re well. There’s a lot of interesting things happening in the world of diverse books, as usual–read on for updates… The biggest piece of book news this week is pretty sad, fellow readers. Children’s author Beverly Cleary, who gave the world the gift of pluckyContinue reading “Last Week In Books: Ramona Forever!”

Last Week In Books: The Plague and the Struggle Continue

In the wake of the Seuss Fuss (thanks for that, Sofia!), publishers are taking a closer look at racial diversity in children’s books. About time. [via ABC News] Practically, this means that diverse children’s book lists are taking over the internet now. I personally liked this list of baby board books about science in EnglishContinue reading “Last Week In Books: The Plague and the Struggle Continue”

Last Week in Books: Five Fingers of Diverse Book News

This one’s gonna be a quickie, fellow readers. I have hair to wash, wine to drink, and a ridiculously early alarm set for tomorrow(Sunday) morning due to this silly impulse I have to socialize with, y’know, people. (Ew.) I’ma hit you with 5 really quick bookish links and then I’m going to run back offContinue reading “Last Week in Books: Five Fingers of Diverse Book News”

Last Week In Books: Say “Dr. Seuss” ONE MORE TIME. I Dare You!

Guess what I’m tired of talking about, but seems to have taken over the internet anyway? This week I could easily have written a book called “Oh, The Annoyance You’ll Feel!” but there are still some important things being done in these conversations so I can’t be outright mad at it. Anyway… *sigh* If anyContinue reading “Last Week In Books: Say “Dr. Seuss” ONE MORE TIME. I Dare You!”

Reading Kids, TV Railroads, and the Cancellation of Dr. Seuss: Last Week in Books, February 21st -27th

The titles of these get more and more fun to write every week. First, some good news: a 10 year old boy named Joziah Jason in Ypsilanti, Michigan has started a podcast bookclub for his fellow elementary school students. I listened to one episode and it’s equal parts inspiring and adorable. Check it out forContinue reading “Reading Kids, TV Railroads, and the Cancellation of Dr. Seuss: Last Week in Books, February 21st -27th”

Last Week In Books, Feb 7th – 14th: I’m Old and I Love You

I turned 40 last weekend, hence the delay on this post. Also, it’s Valentine’s Day! Go read some romance and love somebody up today, whether romantically, amicably or nobly. Before we get into it, the lovely image of myself above was shot by Grace Kim and edited by Uchenna. The shirt I’m wearing, which isContinue reading “Last Week In Books, Feb 7th – 14th: I’m Old and I Love You”

Last Week in Books, Jan 31-Feb 6: Let’s Bring This Back, Shall We?

Happy Black History Month! Let’s take a quick look back at some of the most interesting diverse books news from last week. OG Black speculative fiction writer Gerald L Coleman has put together the dopest, most definitive list of Black science fiction and fantasy I’ve EVER seen. Please check it out.[ Gerald L Coleman] ThisContinue reading “Last Week in Books, Jan 31-Feb 6: Let’s Bring This Back, Shall We?”

Last Week In Books, September 7th – 14th:

Welcome to this week’s diverse book news recap! Let’s just get started, shall we? It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the USA starting tomorrow. While the month has its share of controversies(both internal and external), I personally am looking forward to my all Latinx, all the time reading list for the rest of the month. [PenguinContinue reading “Last Week In Books, September 7th – 14th:”