27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

In light of all that's going on in the world, I thought you might appreciate some book recommendations to see you through. I read so much last year and because of a choice to read more diverse authors on purpose, I've read soooo many more amazing books. I am excited to share some of them … Continue reading 27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

"We've become good at fooling ourselves. We begin to live in a society where "I'm too busy for you" becomes the norm, and we are taught and teach others that people are not valuable." Terence Lester, I See You, page 59. One of the things that bothers me most about living in the biggest city … Continue reading I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

Last month's reading surprised me. It shouldn't have, but it did. And that will be surprising to some and not surprising at all to others. Here's what happened. At the end of January I pulled together a pile of books to read for Black History Month. I wanted to only read books by black authors … Continue reading Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice by Cara Meredith is an invitation to think and learn about racial justice, but it's also a story of falling in love, becoming family, coming alive to history and justice issues, and seeking that justice-driven redemption story that is critical for all of our whole and full lives. I loved reading … Continue reading The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo {Review}

All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Own Way Like falling headfirst into someone else's memory, Gopo’s writing is beautiful and picturesque, not only in the scenery but also the feelings in each story. Each moment welcomed me in with a warm invitation to see the world through the author's eyes with her particular story shading your … Continue reading All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo {Review}

Raise Your Voice by Kathy Khang {Review}

"I moved my friend's hand off my mouth and continued to speak." Kathy Khang, Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up, p 33 I don't know if I would have the nerve to keep talking after something like that. Whether or not we have experienced a more physical silencing as … Continue reading Raise Your Voice by Kathy Khang {Review}

Statistics with the Tears – The Mother & Child Project {book review}

  The Mother & Child Project is a collection of essays intended to raise awareness about how we can improve women's health globally simply by providing education about family planning and basic health, access to effective birth control methods, and advocating for educating girls.  Here are some quotes to give you an idea of the book:  … Continue reading Statistics with the Tears – The Mother & Child Project {book review}