Review: Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

"She’s right. I am a warrior. I faced my to-do list. I fought for my freedom...and now I’m here. I’m back at the place where I first found myself, finding more pieces of who I am." Goodreads Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to “Things That I Would Never Admit Out…

ARC Review: And We Rise by Erica Martin

"Retrospect is a place where truth lives guilt-free." Goodreads In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin’s debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement—from the well-documented events that shaped the nation’s treatment of Black people, beginning with the “Separate but Equal” ruling—and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were…

Review: Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan (Girls of Paper and Fire #3)

"Finish it. Those had been Zelle's last words to me. And though she was talking about the King, I know that in order to truly finish it, I can't stop at taking the King's life. I'm going to burn this whole godsdamned place to the ground." Goodreads Notice: This is the final book in the…

Review: Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

"And nothing is more important than the ability to tell yourself a different story. A new story that goes against what the world has told you." Goodreads Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic...everywhere. New portals begin…

Review: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

"Because this kiss is mine. Because this boy is mine. Because this life is mine. Because I deserve it." || Goodreads || Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but…