Helping kids enjoy reading is so close to my heart. Sometimes teachers and parents focus too much on teaching kids to pronounce words, and not enough on enjoying stories. Chapter books are a great next step once your child starts to want longer stories. You can either read them to your kids or let them [...]
Anissa Gray's debut novel is a powerful look at the ways only family can hurt us. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls boasts a lineup of compelling women with serious, complex issues.
A (not by any means exhaustive) list of 18 superb young adult novels by black authors featuring black protagonists. Get stacking!
I spoke to Farafina managing editor, Enajite Efemuaye about her (very cool) job, how she got there, her work in training editors, and book publishing in Nigeria.
The list includes memoirs, middle-grade novels, YA, and of course, literary fiction.
In Genesis Begins Again, thirteen-year-old Genesis grapples with intense self-hate worsened by her father's verbal abuse and her grandmother's backward ideologies about skin color.
If you're on the hunt for novels featuring characters dealing with mental illness, today's your day. My favorite thing about these books is that while accurately depicting the struggles of mental illness -- from OCD to anxiety and major depression -- they're hopeful.
When the Truth Unravels follows four friends as they confront their greatest hopes and darkest secrets in one life-changing night.
A collection of my favorite things in December, including balancing creative projects with a 9-5, the best eggless pancake recipe, and a non-fiction piece about loss, change, and memory.
2018 was my best reading year yet! I rediscovered children's literature, read mostly books by women and altogether read a whopping 162 books (as at December 27). Books were my companions throughout the year. I wish I could list all the books I read and liked, but then there'd be no room. So, these are [...]