The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves,Continue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and sheContinue reading “Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | Book Review”

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: Real love…as seen on TV Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-offContinue reading “One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London | Book Review”

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

The following is from Goodreads: 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’sContinue reading “Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”