Children’s Review: Mommy’s Khimar

Synopsis In Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, a young girl cherishes the multi-colored headscarves her mother wears. The scarves ignite her imagination and she uses them for pretend-play, envisioning herself to be a shining shooting star, a mamma bird to her little brother, a superhero or a queen. The khimars, or hijabs as we learn they... Continue Reading →

New Series Coming Soon

Hello all! Those of you who have been following my site for a while now are likely aware that I am completing a Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona. This is, in fact, my last semester of the program. Time has flown by faster than I ever expected! In addition... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Freefall

Synopsis Freefall by Jessica Barry is a gripping story about secrets and survival. The story opens with Allison Carpenter having just survived a plane crash in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She is the only survivor of the crash, and has no way of contacting anyone to let them know she is still alive. She begins... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Eileen

*some spoilers ahead* Synopsis Eileen Dunlop is a twenty-something who leads a very depressing and somewhat demented life. Set in the 60's, she works in the administrative office of a boy's prison, and lives with her father who is an alcoholic. Eileen is overly dramatic about virtually everything, and chooses to spend her time wallowing... Continue Reading →

My February TBR

Here's what I'm planning to read this month, in no particular order... Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Sheets by Breanna Thummler The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas NewsPrints by Ru Xu I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark Not pictured are my requests from the library that... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Flawed

*spoilers ahead* Flawed by Cecelia Ahern is a dystopian YA novel about a society in which people can be deemed Flawed for lapses in character, and ostracized from their community. The Flawed, as they are collectively known, are branded with the letter F and forced to wear bright red armbands that signify their status as second-class... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Invisible Emmie

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson is a middle grade graphic novel that tells the story of two girls: shy, quiet Emmie, and outgoing, social Katie. Emmie is having the absolute worst day of her seventh-grade life, while Katie is breezing through middle school like it's the easiest thing in the world. Why is Emmie struggling... Continue Reading →

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