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”

Author Talk with Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

Get ready for the first author talk of the fall season! Join me and frequent blog contributor, Whitney Davidson-Rhodes will be in conversation with NYT bestselling authors Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal about their award-winning YA novels, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight and Why We Fly!

25 Fall 2022 Books That Are Must Reads

It is my favorite time of the year! Fall reading has finally graced our presence. The thicker sweaters can come out of storage, a mug of hot cider by our current read and the smell of pumpkin and spice in the air. It might be a while before fall weather reaches us, but we canContinue reading “25 Fall 2022 Books That Are Must Reads”

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.

Author Talk with Vincent Tirado

Are you ready for a summer of author talks? I am part of the Bronx Anti-Prom Committee of the New York Public Library and we are having a series of exciting author interviews, leading up to the BIG EVENT, a dance party on August 5th!

Author Talk with Kalynn Bayron

Are you ready for a summer of author talks? I am part of the Bronx Anti-Prom Committee of the New York Public Library and we are having a series of exciting author interviews, leading up to the BIG EVENT, a dance party on August 5th!

Book Review: Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover (UK: Paperpack) Pages: 560 pages (UK: 524 pages) Published:  May 24 , 2022 Publisher: Balzer + Bray (UK: Hodder Children’s Books) Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ Romance, Coming of Age, Novels in Verse

Author Talk with Caroline O’Donoghue

Are you ready for a summer of author talks? I am part of the Bronx Anti-Prom Committee of the New York Public Library and we are having a series of exciting author interviews, leading up to the BIG EVENT, a dance party on August 5th!

Author Talk with Dean Atta

Are you ready for a summer of author talks? I am part of the Bronx Anti-Prom Committee of the New York Public Library and we are having a series of exciting author interviews, leading up to the BIG EVENT, a dance party on August 5th! So kicking off with these author talks is an authorContinue reading “Author Talk with Dean Atta”

Sara Barnard Talk Now Online

Didn’t manage to make the Sara Barnard author talk I conducted? Don’t worry! The full discussion is now online. It was such a pleasure to finally to get to talk to Sara about her YA novels and how much I admire and enjoy reading and I hope after watching this, you’ll start reading her booksContinue reading “Sara Barnard Talk Now Online”