By Heather A. **The opinions expressed here and other places around the internet are mine and do not reflect those of my employer, family, friends, inanimate objects that may become sentient, or plants.** Over the weekend, children’s book author Meg Rosoff made a couple comments on a Kickstarter funded self-published book about a gay, black … Continue reading Hot Air: Meg Rosoff and the Diversity "Problem"
By Heather A. 4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆ Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family … Continue reading REVIEW: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
By Heather A. 5 out of 5 stars ★★★★★ Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to … Continue reading From the BiblioFile: Kindred by Octavia Butler
By Tqwana B. 5 out of 5 stars ★★★★★ Synopsis: Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to say “No importa” over and … Continue reading REVIEW: Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older
By Tqwana B. Synopsis: MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s … Continue reading #fbf To Another Short Review…and Barrons