Book Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

What sixteen-year-old Starr witnesses, becomes more than headline news as she sees her life shattering for what many would see as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A car ride should be uneventful, but that night when Khalil was driving Starr home, they got arrested. White cop, black kids, gun shot, Khalil…

Book Review: “The Book Of Harlan” by Bernice L. McFadden

The book that taught me a truth that I suspected but never knew for sure. A time period that my mind is too young to fathom, because while growing up, war was a topic for the history books. Although nowadays, social media has made a willing or reluctant witness of every single individual owning a…

Book Review: “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta

Seeing love through the eyes of a child. As I look back on this novel, the intensity of first love and its innocence is what comes through the most. At the tender age of 11, Ijeoma’s childhood is cut short. Soon abandonment becomes all but a too familiar constant in her life. Abandonment from Nigeria,…