New kid by Jerry Craft

Hello everyone, I hope this new month is treating everyone well. Down here in New Zealand, the clocks have changed and our days are slightly longer. Summer is around the corner!! This next read is an inspirational graphic novel about a young African American boy and his adventures in a new school. If you remember your first day in a new one, then you, like me will surely relate with him. Have a read and find out…

Continue reading “New kid by Jerry Craft”

Seven Stories of Iconic African American Women

Hi everyone, this extra post this week is about seven iconic African American women. I hadn’t realised just how powerful and courageous the words and actions of these women were until I  read their stories. These seven that I chose are just some of the many amazing stories that are out there!! Read on to find out which seven I chose…

Continue reading “Seven Stories of Iconic African American Women”

The Laura Line by Crystal Allen

Hi everyone, this lovely read caught my eye a few years ago and after reading it gave me a yearning to look into my own family history. Sadly, it will take me a little longer to find my own genealogy, but thanks to this book it got me interested in the subject. Hope it gives you the same spark of curiosity as it did me!! Have a read of a truly lovely story…

Continue reading “The Laura Line by Crystal Allen”

Zane and the hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Hi everyone, this first review post features one of the worst natural disasters to hit North America in these modern times: Hurricane Katrina. If you like me were curious as to why it was claimed as ‘the worst’ this book will be able to give you some of the answers…

Continue reading “Zane and the hurricane by Rodman Philbrick”

Celebrating African American tweens this October

This month I’ve decided to showcase a unique collection of tween novels that celebrate young African American protagonists and their lives! You will find a selection of contemporary stories that sparked my curiosity and wonder this month. To find out more press the button…

Continue reading “Celebrating African American tweens this October”

The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan

Hi everyone, this last post for this month is a cute little book that I found which spoke straight to my heart. Vibrant and mesmerising, this read will take you straight into the life of a unique young girl that captures your heartstrings!! 

Continue reading “The Hijab Boutique by Michelle Khan”

Inspiration for introverts

Hi everyone, as the title suggests this is truly an inspirational read for introverts. If you have a tween or teen that is quiet and you think is an introvert, this is the read for you. Acclaimed author Susan Cain has produced a masterpiece in this version for younger readers and I hope it can find the same inspiration for you…

Continue reading “Inspiration for introverts”

The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson

Hi everyone, this next post features a lovely book I found by a happy accident. Acclaimed Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia had always been a favourite read of mine growing up as a child, so when I saw her name linked to this one, I had to read it. If you’re like me and enjoyed her award-winner of a read, then you’ll love this one too!!

Continue reading “The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson”

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Hi everyone, this next review post is on a book that had a profound impact on my life. I was at a crossroads and after completing this book I found myself wanting to find a ‘happiness project’ of my own. If you want to know how to start one for yourself, have a read of my review below.

Continue reading “The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin”