Zami by Audre Lorde

Zami

Zami by Audre Lorde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up as required reading for school. Audre Lorde is a favorite author and I was happy to read it.

I really enjoyed her story, even though there were so many ups and downs. This book ended when she was only in her early twenties, and she had already lived so much.

I really recommend this book, especially if you are familiar with the author’s other works. It was well worth the time.

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I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years by Melissa Winn

I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years

I Am the Best At Getting Dressed: (Book for Toddlers 3-4 years by Melissa Winn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a cute book about a toddler teaching Grandpa how to get dressed. Grandpa almost gets it. The toddler has to help him.

It’s a great generational story with wonderful illustrations.

This would make a great bedtime story for kids in snowy areas or those planning a snow trip. I recommend it.

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Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying by Alicia Ortego

Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying

Honesty is my Superpower: A Kid’s Book about Telling the Truth and Overcoming Lying by Alicia Ortego
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got this book as a freebie. It was a good story about learning to tell the truth. The illustrations are wonderful and the story doesn’t feel like it telling the child what to do. It just points out the benefits of truth-telling.

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Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Deeplight

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up for bookclub, not knowing what it was about. When I first picked this up, I was not thrilled with the world-building. It seemed to go on forever. Once the story got underway, I couldn’t put it down! It turned out to not be what I thought it would be, which is nice.

It was a good book and I’m glad I picked it up. Stick through to the end. It’s worth it.

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a much needed book. There is so much information in here, it’s almost overwhelming, but it is presented in such a way that makes it understandable.

So much happened in the history of the African people who were brought to America, mostly against their wills. We have come a long way, but not far enough. I was impressed that the author brought all the issues up into present times, ending in February 2021.

This is information that all people need in order to make progress in making racial issues disappear. As I said, we’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go, still.

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Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Cosmoknights

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up for graphic novel bookclub. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I loved the illustrations, especially how dark they were during the majority of the book. There are a lot of themes running through it, and I really enjoyed that, knowing that life is complicated, and the book ran through all the complications.

My only complaint is that I haven’t gotten my hands on the next book yet. This one kind of left me at a cliffhanger.

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After I posted the initial review, I found out that you can read it online at Cosmoknights. Volume two has been started, with new issues coming out weekly.

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up on a recommendation from a friend. I loved it! No one suspects the old lady. That’s not a spoiler, since we know from the beginning what the old lady is thinking.

The book is set up like short stories with all of the stories coming together in the end. It was wonderful and I can’t wait to read the next one!

I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries and doesn’t mind a little gore. Very little, but it’s in there anyhow.

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