Skoolie Life Lessons

Skoolie Life Lessons: The First 1,000 Miles

Hi guys! I put off writing this post for far too long now. At first, I was waiting to feel more “settled” here in Tulsa, but mostly I was just procrastinating. The reality is that when I sit down to write these skoolie posts, I’m confronted with just how much I don’t know what I’m… Continue reading Skoolie Life Lessons: The First 1,000 Miles

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 3

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Two weeks ago, I started a… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 3

reviews

Review | Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: Muslim MC (#OwnVoices) My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb: How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic… Continue reading Review | Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

tags & awards

#MentalHealthMonday Book Tag!

This week’s #MentalHealthMonday is a little different. I got tagged by the lovely Wendy @ What The Log to participate in a new bookish tag about mental health. I was super excited to discover this tag (and a little sad I didn’t think to do this myself!) and I finally have a spare moment to… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday Book Tag!

tags & awards

The Leibster Award

Special thanks to Lyndsey @ Lynsey’s Book Blog for tagging me in the Liebster Award. Y’all should check out Lyndsey’s blog, which is a lovely mix of book blogging and writing discussions. I feel so lucky to know so many awesome writers online and Lyndsey is definitely one of them! I’m still catching up on… Continue reading The Leibster Award

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 2

Welcome back to another Diversity Spotlight Thursday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Last… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 2

reviews

Review | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: Haitian-American immigrant MC (OV) My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5) Goodreads Blurb On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal,… Continue reading Review | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

#MentalHealthMonday

#MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

Responsibility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately—and for pretty much the entire time I’ve struggled with depression. It’s something I waver back and forth on in my own journaling about my mental health, and something I’m sure a lot of us struggle with when it comes to our mental health. Several years… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

reviews

Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: black MC | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a… Continue reading Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas