Anticipated books for April 2023

Happy National Poetry Month (and all the other months April is)! Here is a list of books I’m excited to come out this month, most of which come out on April 4th. Don’t judge me that this list doesn’t actually contain that many poetry books 😅 Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker Release Date: AprilContinue reading “Anticipated books for April 2023”

Anticipated books for March 2023

Happy Women’s History Month! Here are some dope new releases by women (and nonbinary people) to add to your TBR! Study Break:11 College Tales from Orientation to Graduation edited by Aashna Avachat Release Date: March 7 LGBTQ, YA My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron Release Date: March 7 LGBTQ, YAContinue reading “Anticipated books for March 2023”

Book Review: Home is Not a Country

As first posted on Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo is a captivating tale of a girl, Nima, torn between two worlds: the life she has and the life she wishes she could have. The more she wishes herself to become Yasmeen, the name her mother almost gave her, the more Yasmeen becomesContinue reading “Book Review: Home is Not a Country”

calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey

calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Calling in Black was the realest and rawest poetry collection I think I have ever read, You read poems about mental health, but something about this feels extra honest and authentic. Nicholle Ramsey is naked in a way that’s more than one ofContinue reading “calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey”

Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon

Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Content Warning: Child Abuse and Neglect, racial trauma I read Surviving Home in one Day. About 100 pages of poetry filled with trauma and abuse. There weren’t many poems that were hopeful to counteract the pain, but that is intentional and powerful. We shouldn’tContinue reading “Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon”

Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace

Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Different Sides of the Same Coin by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace is a poetry collection written by two sisters. A unique feature about each poem is that they include the date, time, and/or year theyContinue reading “Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace”