Jee’s Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton @simonschuster #OpalNev #NetGalley #BookReview #fiction #BooksbyPOC #eARC #BooksbyBlackAuthors #debutnovel #newauthor

Title/Author: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 367 In a nutshell (Publisher): An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last…

Sayonara, Seuss? Time to go, or no? An Asian mom weighs in #DrSeuss #the6ceased #theceased6 #ReadAcrossAmerica #NEA #DrSeuss6books #CancelCulture #TheCatsQuizzer #IfIRanTheZoo #AndToThinkThatISawItonMulberryStreet #ScrambledEggsSuper #McElligotsPool #OnBeyondZebra #SeussLanding #DrSeussExperience

WARNING: Content might be sensitive to some. On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Dr. Seuss Enterprises released a statement on their website explaining their decision to stop publishing these books, citing that they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” The books are: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran…

Book review ‘Ring Shout’ by @pdjeliclark @TorDotComPub #bookreview #NetGalley #eARC #ringshoutbook #ringshout #supernatural #darkfantasy #historicalfantasy #racism #booksbyblackauthors

Title/Author: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark Publisher: Tordotcom Pages: 192 In a nutshell (Publisher): Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS. In 1915, The Birth of a…

Jee reviews ‘Betty by Tiffany McDaniel’ @AAKnopf #bookreview #betty #bettybook #eARC #TiffanyMcDaniel #racism #sexism #abuse #comingofage #poverty #fiction #basedontruestory

Title/Author: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel Publisher: Knopf  In a nutshell (Publisher): A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life “A girl comes of age against the knife.” So begins the story of Betty…

What an immersive read! Jee reviews ‘The Vanishing Half’ by @britrbennett @riverheadbooks #bookreview #racism #class #identity #family #booksbyblackauthors #thevanishinghalf #bookreview

Title/Author: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 350 In a nutshell (Publisher): From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But…

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Title: So You Want to Talk About Race Author: Ijeoma Oluo Verdict: 5/5 In a nutshell (Publisher): In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism…