Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021

Fight for your right to read! This week is Banned Books Week, a week-long annual celebration that celebrates the freedom to read. Everyday, books are challenged and banned for their content, just because there is a chance that it might offend someone. So that is why the book community -librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and book loversContinue reading “Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021”

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: September 15

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Best Books of 2022…So Far: Fiction & Mysteries

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned every Thursday throughout the rest of thisContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Fiction & Mysteries”

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 13

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Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned everyContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books”

The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Longlist

The 2022 longlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced today and there are a great selection of diverse reads for you to read! I had the privilege of being one of the judges (in the children’s category) to select the longlist and I am so excited to share this list with you.

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: July 23

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Summer Vibes with Summer Reads

Summer Reads! Makes Me Feel Fine! We’re gearing up to take a summer vacation for the first time in two years, but you need some exciting books to pack for your getaway! Or maybe, like me, you are staying in one place, but you still want to travel the world through fantastic storytelling and immersiveContinue reading “Summer Vibes with Summer Reads”

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 19

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

Books to Read for Arab American Heritage Month

April is not only National Poetry Month but also Arab American Heritage Month, celebrating the Arab American Heritage and culture and paying tribute to the continuous contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans. One of the many contributions that Arab Americans have made is in the literary world. Many wonderfully written books by Arab American authors, but IContinue reading “Books to Read for Arab American Heritage Month”