There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker (Book Review)

I was excited about this book the moment I heard about it. I don't gravitate to poetry but I like to branch out and plus- this book has Beyonce in the title. It HAS to be good. With all the accolades, I expected this collection to be show stopping. But that wasn't the case for me.

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2 Ways to Make Your Gun Violence Activism More Inclusive (My Thoughts On March For Our Lives)

This post is to say that if you decide to protest current gun laws, your activism should include the lives of Black and Brown people who have also been victims. The narrative around Black gun death is very different than the (mostly) open arms policy the Parkland students are getting. Why do you think that is? 

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Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes (Book Review)

Words With Wings is a collection of poems as told in a first-person story. It's a pretty cool concept where every page is a poem but progresses the story of Gabby the daydreamer. When she thinks of a word, it has the power to fill her mind with images of her past. According to all the adults in her life, she has trouble focusing. Her daydreaming doesn't get any better once her parents split and she has to adjust to life at a new school. All she has is her daydreaming but has that finally gotten in the way of navigating her reality? 

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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (Book Review)

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin a joint memoir by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It recounts the night of Trayvon's murder by a local neighborhood watch captain and into the murder trial that follows. The book is separated in sections devoted to each parent's perspective. One at a time, they remember their son and the events that took him away.

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