Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird (2014)


Girl Cave Rose. Prince Dark Mirror. Crow Cellar Ring. One has the sense that Helen Oyeyemi thinks in threes. Also that she views the world through a slightly skewed lens. Hamish Hamilton - Penguin, 2014 But Boy, Snow, Bird is not simply a random collection of resonant images

Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird (2014)2020-05-20T13:54:35-05:00

BHM: The Warmth of Other Suns


Random House, 2010 Gripping. Engaging. Rich characterization. Sensory detail. These aren't words commonly associated with reading non-fiction. Every one of them is an accurate description of Isabel Wilkerson's chronicle of "the biggest underreported story of the twentieth century". It's "The Epic Story of America's Great Migration", as the

BHM: The Warmth of Other Suns2020-03-31T12:29:41-05:00

BHM: Kadir Nelson


Balzer & Bray Imprint - HarperCollins, 2011 Heart and Soul is an absolutely gorgeous book. Kadir Nelson's artwork is riveting. And don't ask me where I've been while he was winning Caldecott Honors, or an NAACP Image Award. Or while he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a

BHM: Kadir Nelson2021-02-01T10:59:22-05:00

Mildred D. Taylor’s The Gold Cadillac (1980)


Mildred D. Taylor's The Gold Cadillac (1980) Illus. Michael Hays Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976) won the Newbery in 1977 and it remains Mildred D. Taylor's best known novel. But the Logan family was actually introduced in her first novella, Song of the Trees

Mildred D. Taylor’s The Gold Cadillac (1980)2014-07-11T16:20:47-05:00

Old Dog, New Bookish Trick


Kathryn Stockett's The Help Penguin, 2009 I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks; it's not that I have a philosophical stance against them, I'm just old-fashioned, so the first inclination is to pick up the book. But what I do quite enjoy is having both options, so that if

Old Dog, New Bookish Trick2014-03-09T13:38:41-05:00
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