I am an avid reader and love writing book reviews. Hopefully you will find your next great read here. I read a little bit of everything including comics and graphic novels, YA and children’s literature, non-fiction, and more.

  • Other Things (and Hip-Hop Too)

    Hip-Hop (And Other Things): A Collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres This is a beautifully illustrated book that dives into some interesting elements of Hip Hop music and culture. Bun B of UGK penned the introduction and recounted some advice that he got from from a legend . . […]

  • Let’s All Be Bookwormz (Hip Hop HeadUcatorz)

    My group, Hip Hop HeadUcatorz, wrote a song about the books we love and thought it would be fun to have a little contest about it. Are you one of the Bookwormz too? See how many of these books you can identify and then send us a DM on any of our social media accounts […]

  • Black Widow Saving the World in YA Fiction

    Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl This book started out a little slow and didn’t really hook me until the twist at the end of Act 1. In preparation for writing this review, I looked at what a few other people had to say about it. It seems that some were disappointed that a […]

  • For White Folks Who Teach . . . Ignore This Book

    For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin Christopher Emdin is a well-respected, education scholar who posts motivational and inspiring content on his social media feed. I have been following him for a while now. So when I saw this book at the library, I thought […]

  • The Classic Island Worth Visiting (From Your Book Shelf)

    The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells This is one of the classics of modern literature. It’s a book that is often referenced in popular culture. It is also where a 90s rap group got their name. All of these were good reasons to finally read it. It was a pretty good read even […]

  • She’s The Black Widow

    Black Widow: Volume 2 – I Am The Black Widow This series is off to a great start. I picked up Volume 1 from the library a few weeks ago and grabbed this one on my next visit. It’s a great read for anyone who is a fan of the character and it is a […]

  • How Other Cultures Can Inform Education in North America

    A Mirror For Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel by Cornelius N. Grove Many of us think that school needs to be a certain way. But the way schools operate in different parts of the world is vastly different from the way they do here in Canada and […]

  • A Style Guide for Indigenous Writing

    Elements of Indigenous Style : A Guide For Writing By And About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging This book is the first of its kind and a much needed reference tool for authors, writers, and creators to make sure they are using culturally appropriate publishing practices. If you are writing about Indigenous Peoples in any […]

  • Library Graphic Novel Haul

    The public library is a great place to read comics for free. Here is my latest haul from the local branch. Justice League – Future State This collection seems a little disjointed. It starts off with a two-part story featuring The Flash and the jumps to an Aquaman tale that doesn’t seem connected to it. […]

  • Unleash the Creativity with Creativity Inc

    Creativity Inc: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration by Ed Catmull Imagine being the co-founder of Pixar and president of Walt Disney Animation and having the guts to put this statement in print . . . “Early on, all of our movies suck. . . We dare to attempt […]