Book Review: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

In this coming of age novel, readers learn about the Carribean-American immigrant experience from the eyes of 16-year-old Dionne and her 10-year-old sister Phaedra. The girls are sent by their mother Avril, who is suffering from depression to spend the summer with their grandmother Hyacinth in Bird Hill, Barbados. Little did the girls know, but […]

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Book Summary: Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn tells the story of a mother and her 2 daughters and the sacrifices they make to survive in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Many of the residents live in rural communities while tourists stay in 5-star resorts on the coast. The mother Delores tries her best to provide for her […]

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Book Review; Salt by Nayyirah Waheed

This collection of poetry invites you inside yourself to every quiet moment and unspoken thought. Salt manifests the realization of what it means to be a a woman of color, a mother in the African diaspora and a human. It embraces self love and encourages the expression of emotion. Salt encompasses the most important of […]

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