So last week I ranted about criminal justice in the USA. In this post I’d like to combine some more thoughts on this topic with reviews of three excellent books on the subject. PARANOIA AND HEARTBREAK by Jerome Gold is made up of unedited entries in the journals Gold kept while he worked at Ash … More Fighting (and losing) The War on (brown-skinned) Boys.
I’m very excited to have Sharon G. Flake, author of many award winning books with me this week, to talk about her upcoming book PINNED. First, let’s blurb: Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to … More SHARON G. FLAKE talks about PINNED and GIVEAWAY
OMG, May. What a month for authors who aren’t me. For some reason May was all about reading and not so much about writing. I hardly even blogged. I think because I started the month out by going to Vegas and maybe what happened in Vegas actually did stay in Vegas or something, along with … More People of Color Reading Challenge and Book Tweets.
NOTICE: If you have come here for help with your homework on this book, please see my more recent post here. Matt De La Peña was one of the contributors to a recent Up For Debate segment on the New York Times website with his piece Seeing Themselves in Books. After reading this piece I … More WE WERE HERE by Matt De La Peña
It’s been a slow reading month for me. I’ve been writing hard though, so that’s my excuse. That said, lots of the reading I’ve done this month has a funny story attached to it, so this Book Tweets post will have a little something extra. So early in the month everyone was talking about 50 … More BOOK Tweets – March 2012