Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Book #0)

Rating: โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Format: Physical book Page Count: 517 Release Date: 5.19.2020 Overview (Spoiler Free!) So, I wasn't sure if I wanted to even get into this book, but I let you all decide if I was going to and since 90% of you wanted me we are! I initially wasn't sure if I wanted [...]

Gold House Book Club Launch 10/1/2020: Anchoring & Exploring Asian American Identity with Leading Writers and Scholars

Today, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Gold House Book Club, the first book club made with the intent of promoting the diversity and inclusion of Asian American literature in order to help Asian Americans better understand their identity and culture in todayโ€™s political and social climate. Its fantastic lineup has been carefully selected by top Asian American scholars and writers (including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan), and includes selections for not only adults and young adults, but also beginners, early readers, and middle grade readers.

My Summer 2020 TBR :)

Hello friends! Happy Summer Solstice! ๐Ÿ™‚ It's officially time for my summer TBR--I'll hopefully be reading a lot more in the coming months than I was able to during the school year. There are so many books that I'm excited to get to, but I've picked out a selection of ones that are very high [...]

Book Recommendations | 11 Books By African American Authors To Add To Your TBR

It's taken a while for me to write this post. This country is *finally* waking up and realizing--to a more widespread extent--that something needs to be done about the inequality and injustice that so many people face every single day just because of the color of their skin, but it's horrific what had to happen [...]

Original Poem | overflowing

overflowing White hot tears Dripping down. Overflowing, Overpowering. When silence Is the only sound to be heard for Months, And then everything  Comes crashing, Crashing, Down, Like before. The anger ripples in waves Sucking the joy, And carefree, And calm, Out in a single violent breeze. Canโ€™t you see, Before you strike me down, That [...]