I felt like I was binge watching a series I didn’t want to end. A college recruits psychopaths into a multimethod psychopathy panel study. When students enrolled in the program are murdered on campus, the remaining students find themselves trying to solve the murders. This story will have you hooked right from the beginning trying to put together your own theories of what is happening. Trust me, you will never see the ending coming.
Inspired by James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time," Don Lemon tackles racism, covid-19, and a nation struggling to find it's way, in the midst of so much chaos. This book is so raw that it brought me to tears.
Anne Lamott is so relatable. You get a chance to read about her struggles with anxiety, addiction, adjusting to a new marriage, among others. Through it all, she always maintains hope, hope that we too often neglect to keep alive. It takes a lot of courage to see the good through your struggles but as she says “The kitten isn’t dead. The kitten is in the living room.”
Set some time aside and read this book! You will not want to put it down to get other things done. So many secrets and so many questions. You're able to easily make some assumptions as to who did what but it's the wanting to know why they did it that keeps you on your toes! Very well written.
Quan's story is one that resembles so many young black youth all around the world. His father is incarcerated and mother is being abused by his step father. He feels unsupported and desperately needs to find a place where he is seen. He ends up joining a gang which leads him to where he is now, locked up and writing letters to Justyce from "Dear Martin." Quan knows he made some awful choices in the past but will his new support system be able to help him see the good that has always been in him? Too many of our young ones find themselves in Quan's shoes and unlike Quan, they never get the support they need, get labeled as career criminals and the state of their mental health is never even considered. Such an amazing story!
A book that teaches young children how to deal with the highs and lows of life. As a person who suffers from anxiety, this is a great book to get the conversation started with your little ones about recognizing their own feelings and how to overcome them in a positive way.
A bit different from B.A. Paris' usual psychological thriller, this book is full of so much domestic drama that you won't want to put it down. Livia and Adam are both holding onto secrets that will tear everyone apart. Find out what happens as the secrets begin to unfold and be ready to feel their heartbreak as your own.
Black isn't just a color, it's a culture! This beautiful book was perfect for my 6 year old. As a black woman who grew up thinking I was brown, this book definitely digs deep into black identity. The pictures are very vibrant and the poems are beautifully written
B.A. Paris has a unique way of capturing your attention. I have read all 3 of her books and no story has ended the way I thought it would. Every ending I imagine ends up being brought to light but only to confirm that I was wrong. Bring Me Back tells a story of a girl who “disappears” one day and decides to reappear 12 years later. Her reasoning behind it really goes to show how much a person is forever affected by all the things they see and go through in their past. Mental illness is real and I believe this book fully supports that statement
Such an adorable book! Shining some light on father daughter relationships that, in my opinion, are not seen enough in picture books. This book can help your child discover the beauty in their hair and the many ways it can be styled. Very fun and bright illustrations.
B.A. Paris did it again! I thought Behind Closed Doors had me loosing sleep but this one definitely made me order take out for dinner 2 nights in a row! The Breakdown had me on a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. Cass goes through so much and I feel for her in every page of this book. She had what seemed like the best support system around her but things go down a steep hill, which I did not expect to happen. I promise you won't be able to put this book down!
Sends a clear message about the journey of life. You will learn to overcome many obstacles and will be able to celebrate your victory in the end.
I was drawn to this book by the cover. Such beautiful illustrations. As a parent, I feel it is extremely important to teach our children to love who they are and to know that they are enough, no matter how different they may look. Grace Byers is an amazing actress and the message she sends in "I am Enough" is one that I hope everyone gets a chance to hear.
I truly adored and appreciated this book. It is so modern and the illustrations are what keep you turning to the next page. Kiely reminds me of my own little super star at home. This book captures it all, from potty time to dancing and singing, to the not so fun tantrums. This book will brighten any parent and child's day.
I couldn't put this book down! It was so realistically frightening. Definitely brings light to the fact that nothing is as perfect as it seems. You never know what people are truly going through. What may seem to be a dream to outsiders, could really be a total nightmare to the person deeply involved.
I've reread this book 3 times already and it is still one of my favorites! Winter Santiaga has always lived in a world of luxury, growing up to appreciate all the material things in life. Things go down a steep hill for her and her family and now she has to figure out a way to make it without the help of her parents.