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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

The story that I thoughtwas my lifedidn’t start on the dayI was bornAmal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being… Continue reading Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is… Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

After a little break from my blog and posting reviews over the festive season, I feel totally recharged and ready to share some reviews again. I popped into Waterstones the other day and I couldn't resist picking this book up. Ever since my trip to Istanbul last summer, I've grown even more fascinated by its… Continue reading My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

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And We Call It Love by Amanda Vink

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review - Thanks to them and West 44 Books for sending me a copy!  Title: And We Call It Love Author: Amanda Vink Genre: Teen & Y/A, Poetry Publisher: West 44 Books Publication Date: 1rst June 2019 Plot Overview: Clare and Zari are best… Continue reading And We Call It Love by Amanda Vink

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Women of Resistance by Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan

I was sent this book through NetGalley and OR Books, thanks to them for sending me a copy!   Title: Women of Resistance - Poems for a New Feminism Author: Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan Genre: Poetry, Feminism Publisher: OR Books Publication Date: 23rd March 2018 Plot Overview: The struggles of womanhood as seen by… Continue reading Women of Resistance by Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan

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My Poetry Recommendations

Hi guys, As well as being a complete book worm, I am also a huge fan of poetry. Years ago you would never catch me reading a poem as my knowledge of poetry was limited to the frankly boring material I had to study in school. Now however I read a lot more and am… Continue reading My Poetry Recommendations