Valley of Shadows Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book by Books Forward in exchange for an honest review. Within the last few years, there has been more attention on books written by authors of color. These often reveal perspectives that’s normally not highlighted in the mainstream, and they can find ways toContinue reading “Valley of Shadows Book Review”

The Lesser Blessed Book Review

Warning: Some elements of this review may not be suitable for those under the age of 14. When readers think of the classics, what do they often think about? The Catcher in the Rye? Pride and Prejudice? The Great Gatsby? In other words, works by white and mostly male authors who are dead. Luckily, CanadaContinue reading “The Lesser Blessed Book Review”

Hearts Unbroken Book Review

As a librarian, I come across books that have never been checked out all the time. Recently, I decided to check out a YA book called Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith. At that time, it hadn’t been checked out at all, and had been out on the shelves for nearly two years. There isContinue reading “Hearts Unbroken Book Review”

Rain is Not My Indian Name Book Review

When researching for book reviews, I go to sources like Goodreads and see what other readers have said about the book in question. Sometimes, they’ll praise novels that I didn’t find all that interesting. It’s not that it was bad; it’s just that I didn’t really connect with it as much as I would’ve hoped.Continue reading “Rain is Not My Indian Name Book Review”

My Name is Not Easy Book Review

As I have mentioned in prior reviews, fiction allows writers to create stories that are based around certain facts, and they permit readers to take a look at how the people involved feel. Fiction also has the power to bring unknown events to a wider audience. In the case of My Name is Not EasyContinue reading “My Name is Not Easy Book Review”