Category Archives: African Americans

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton. Henry Holt, 2022. 9781250174949  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Ella Durand is a Conjuror who commands African American … Continue reading

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The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson

The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536222555  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Historic Fiction What did you like about the book? It is hard to concentrate when … Continue reading

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Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas. Harper Alley, 2022. 9780063056763 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Graphic novel What did you like about the book? Bree, a young Black teen, and her immigrant … Continue reading

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Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith

Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith. Marvel, 2021. 9781368071246 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book?  T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, finally gets to return … Continue reading

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Ashes of Gold by J. Elle

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle. Simon & Schuster, 2022. 9781534470705 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  In this follow-up to last year’s Wings … Continue reading

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Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield

Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield. Candlewick, 2022. 9781536213690 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Folktale What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Ablaze With Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Loveis Wise

Ablaze With Color : A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Loveis Wise. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2022. 9780063021891 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Biography What did … Continue reading

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Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby

Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 9781635577112 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Memoir  What did you like about the book? The book is a candid … Continue reading

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Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Brown

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Brown. Crown Books, 2022. 9780593176436  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Angel, an African American junior in high … Continue reading

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Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9780593379899 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? 11-year-old Bo has always been … Continue reading

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