Top 5 Books I Read in April

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 5 books I read in April! Tap any photo to read the entire review As someone who regularly tells people to push past uncomfortable feelings and have important conversations with young people, having a developmentally appropriate definition to assist with teaching new vocabulary…

Top 5 Books I Read in March

If you’re looking for a quick monthly roundup, check out the best 5 books I read in March below! You can find all of the books I shared over on Instagram organized by month on Bookshop! This incandescent story is part biography, part metaphor, and entirely needed.  Loujain dreams nightly of flying, something she’s not…

Cover Reveal: Splash!: Ethelda Bleibtrey Makes Waves of Change 

English 4 Years & Up Historical Figure Feminism Polio Elisa Boxer & Elizabeth Baddeley here ye here ye I have the opportunity to celebrate the cover reveal of a new book out in July, and it’s even my favorite genre! Ethelda not only pioneered therapeutic treatments for individuals with polio (which she had as a…

Vacation Reads!

English MG & Up Hey y’all! I’m back, Happy 2022! I hope you all had a graceful end of the year and an optimistic beginning to the new one! Below is a list of the books I read during my absolutely fabulous and much much much needed break. Tap any book cover to grab yourself…

Black Girl Magic: Ballerinas & Other Historical Figures

English Middle Graders Black Culture & Identity summary Both of these books are beautiful collections of badass historical figures, many of whom are still alive and continuing to make history! If you’re in the market for nonfiction anthologies about historical figures (like I am 100% of the time) make sure you check these out from…

The Grandmaster’s Daughter

English & Korean 4+ Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Korean Creators Perseverance Respect Dan-ah Kim summary The Grandmaster’s Daughter is a sweet and simple story that shows incidental representation of girls with black belts and tells the reader a bit more about the martial arts practice. Every morning, Sunny can be seen outside of the…

When I See Red

English 4+ Anger Social-Emotional Learning Mental Health Emotional Well-Being Britta Teckentrup summary I kid you not, as soon as I finished reading this book I immediately sent a picture of it to a bookish group chat with the sentence “holy shit this book is so good”. Perfection in a book. Our unnamed, ungendered main character…

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Defender of Free Speech

English 6+ Historical Figure Protest Journalism Free Speech CW: Pet death, Daphne’s death mentioned in back matter. Gattaldo summary I had never heard of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist from the island of Malta, before seeing this book from Candlewick. Upon reading, I was flabbergasted that I’ve never heard of this amazing journalist working for…