So I read Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. It’s a memoir about his childhood in apartheid South Africa and it’s a beautiful love letter to his mother who, by any standard, is the epitome of strength, courage, and wisdom. This collection of essays pairs well with the discography of Lucky Dube, an artist who radiated pure love and consciousness. I feel that listening to his music after reading Born A…
I can almost guarantee you haven’t read a coming-of-age novel quite like this. Robotics meets Meg Murray meets the wonders of creation. I was so impressed by this novel from Liz Moore that I just had to visit her in Philadelphia to talk about this world she created for Ada Sibelius.
Fans of Shadowshaper are in for a treat with this novella from the most down-to-earth author Daniel José Older. Ghost Girl in the Corner has the all-too-real dialogue, hilarious characters, and themes that’ll remind you to stick close to your community in times of trouble.
This is such a fantastic read. You’ll be on the edge of your seats with the drama that builds in these pages. Brit Bennett’s debut novel is an extraordinary feet into the relationships that shape who we become and the losses that we can’t help but wonder “what if” over.
One of the most moving pieces of literature about our recent history in NYC. Tim Murphy chronicles the lives of people affected by the AIDS epidemic from the 1980s to the 2010s, and with beautiful intricacies, he weaves together a narrative that will leave you breathless.