Book Review: Amina’s Voice

Synopsis "Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more... Continue Reading →

April TBR

Happy April! I am pretty excited for my TBR this month because I have been wanting to read several of these books for a while now... China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh... Continue Reading →

Children’s Review: Firebird

Synopsis In Firebird, ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird. Copeland, who is an American Ballet Theatre soloist, writes to a young dance with fragile confidence. She encourages the young girl that through hard work and determination, she too can reach the same highs Copeland has in her career.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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