Graphic Novel: Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

Title: Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir Author: Nicole J. Georges Published: 2013 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non Fiction Memoir Synopsis: When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic… Read More Graphic Novel: Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Title: American Born Chinese Author & Art:  Gene Luen Yang Published: 2006 Genre: Graphic Novel Synopsis: China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight to free… Read More Graphic Novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Book Review: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Published: 2017 Genre: Non Fiction – Social Issues Summary: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. My Rating: … Read More Book Review: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Published: 2017 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil… Read More Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: Between the World and Me Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates Published: 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction Social Issues Summary: In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal… Read More Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book Review: Power by Linda Hogan

Title: Power Author: Linda Hogan Published: 1998 Genre: Adult Literary Fiction Summary: When sixteen-year-old Omishto, a member of the Taiga Tribe, witnesses her Aunt Ama kill a panther-an animal considered to be a sacred ancestor of the Taiga people-she is suddenly torn between her loyalties to her Westernized mother, who wants her to reject the ways… Read More Book Review: Power by Linda Hogan

Graphic Novels: Morning Glories Vol. 1 & 2 by Nick Spencer

Title: Morning Glories Vol 1 & Vol 2 Author: Nick Spencer Published: 2011 Genre: Graphic Novel – Fantasy Synopsis: Morning Glory Academy.  One of the most prestigious prep schools in the country…But behind it’s hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers…and escape… Read More Graphic Novels: Morning Glories Vol. 1 & 2 by Nick Spencer