Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: A Novel Full of History and Black Girl Magic

I fell in love with the cover of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine when I first saw it online last year. Thankfully, one of the authors, Maika Moulite, was kind enough to send me an ARC (advanced reader copy) when I met her at the Liberty City Reads Festival. I finished the book in just a […]

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Three Reasons Why You Should Read Eric Smith’s The Girl and the Grove

Growing up, I watched Free Willy a million times. My siblings and I memorized some of the lines and danced to the Michael Jackson soundtrack. One of the things I vividly remember is the scene when 12 year old Jesse throws a baseball through his foster parents’ window. I immediately connected to Jesse’s character. Being […]

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