Pride does not mean celebration for being gay; pride is liberation, it is the ability to say, "I don't hate myself for this. I am good enough."
I don't know where I have been (under a rock, maybe?), but I haven't found a lot of good LGBT books that aren't about love and/or tragedy based on gayness, so it's been nice to read some of these new books that have LGBT main characters that are in different genres. This was one that … Continue reading She’s a real lady-killer, but she doesn’t know why. [Book Review]
Adolescence is a hard time for everyone, you can't deny it. You're somewhere between a kid and an adult, expected to walk the thin line between obedience to elders and responsibility for one's own actions. It's tough for everyone, but for some kids, it can be even worse. This is the story of one of those … Continue reading ‘Tween friendship and a gender place. [Book Review]
I love looking through the selection of books Netgalley offers. There are so many intriguing descriptions, covers, and titles in all genres, and I often request more than one (sometimes four or five) at a time based on those. Today's book is one that immediately caught my attention. Anyone who follows my blog regularly knows … Continue reading A complicated routine isn’t the hardest thing these two will learn. [Book Review]
When I saw Julie Parker's post about her book, Why Me?, on Instagram, I knew it was something I wanted my kids to read. So I asked her if I could grab a review copy, and Ms. Parker happily obliged. My plan was a little different than the one I normally use when I review … Continue reading Changing Why Me? into Why Not? in a kids’ book by Julie Parker. [Book Review]
This book's cover drew me in immediately. I mean, look at it, it's incredible. All the art in the book is done in this same style by artist Miriam Klein Stahl using paper, pencil, and an X-Acto knife. How cool is that? This style carries you through the whole book, and lends a cool vibe … Continue reading Don’t you ever say women don’t rock! [Book Review]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience. We have sometimes given our white brothers the feeling that we liked the way we were being treated. But we come here tonight to be saved from … Continue reading The Promised Land: Reflections on MLK