Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Empathy, Astrology, and Kinship with Candice Carty-Williams

Empathy, Astrology, and Kinship with Candice Carty-Williams Ashley interviewed Candice Carty-Williams about her novel, “People Person”. Ashley asked about creating kinship within long-lost family, using social media for validation, and Candice’s thoughts on romantic relationships. Ashley and Candice also share their big 3 in astrology.  Book content warning: death, mention of blood, revenge porn Book …

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Blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School

Yami is not your typical Catholic school student. She is Mexican-American, has two immigrant parents (one of whom was deported to Mexico), and is gay.  After her brother, Cesar, kept getting harassed and bullied at their previous public school, Yami and Cesar’s mother, Maria, transferred them to Slayton, a preppy Catholic school. Slayton is primarily …

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Podcast Shownotes

Brooklyn, Bookstagram, & Community

Alana sits down with Trae of @blkbookswap and Fayola of @readingforblacklives to discuss the origin and work of their Brooklyn/Bookstagram based orgs. This conversation breaks down the importance of community, representation, and what it’s like incorporating white people into communal spaces while holding space for poc.  Bookstores Mentioned:   CafeConLibros: Website // Instagram Adanne: Website // …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The Magic of Feeling Seen + Deconstructing Happily Ever After: What We Lose When We Embrace Princess Tropes

There’s a special magic in feeling seen in a book – feeling like it was written just for you, to help validate your identity and experience. Maybe you even hesitate to recommend it because you can’t imagine anyone else could love it as much as you. Sally shares a couple of recent reads that gave …

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Author Interview, Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Updating the Required Reading List with Piecing Me Together + The Ever Evolving Media with Iman Hariri-Kia

The episodes begins with Mariquita reviewing one of her new favorite young adult books titled Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. Piecing me together is a beautiful coming of age novel about a young Black girl in North Portland. Then in the second segment, Ashley speaks with Iman Hariri-Kia about her debut novel, A Hundred …

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