The Crossover Book Review

As a Children’s Librarian, one of the tasks that I have to do every year is host Battle of the Books for 5th graders. For 2022, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander was one of the titles that we picked for a multitude of reasons. It won the Newbery Medal in 2015, and it’s the onlyContinue reading “The Crossover Book Review”

On the Come Up Book Review

Since The Hate U Give was published in 2017, it has received so much praise that I’m convinced that it’s already a modern classic and that it will wind up being required reading for some high schools in the future. As such, I would imagine its author Angie Thomas thinking long and hard about herContinue reading “On the Come Up Book Review”

The Hate U Give Movie Review

Warning: this review contains spoilers of the movie. Shortly, after reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, I felt the need to watch the movie because A. the book was so good that I wanted to see how it was adapted, and B. I wanted to see films that didn’t involve solving the raceContinue reading “The Hate U Give Movie Review”

The Hate U Give Book Review

In this day in age, race relations are undergoing rapid change. It has gotten to a point where people are reevaluating what progress has been made since the Civil Rights Movement and how far we need to go in order to truly achieve racial equality. Since the Black Lives Matter protests started in May, peopleContinue reading “The Hate U Give Book Review”