In Case You Missed It

As this year (and decade) draws to a close, I always love seeing roundup posts. Before making any new resolutions or goals, I think it’s important to look back and celebrate past accomplishments. So here are a few things from this year that I’d like to look back on. Notable Book Reviews: “Three Memoirs to […]

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“For Black Girls Like Me” Offers a Much Needed Perspective

About a year ago, I interviewed Mariama Lockington, and we talked about a lot of things, including her upcoming YA novel, For Black Girls Like Me. I eagerly anticipated reading her book, and recently I finished it in one afternoon. There’s so much to love about this book, and there is so much that I […]

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For Black Girls Like Me: A Conversation with Mariama Lockington

When I first stumbled upon Mariama Lockington’s personal essay, “What a Black Woman Wishes Her Adoptive White Parents Knew,” I felt an instant connection with her. I remember reading the essay, nodding at all the things that I could relate to as a transracial adoptee. “Yes,” I murmured under my breath, “This is so good.“ […]

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