Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a writing superhero. The high quality content he’s releasing at such a quick pace is astonishing. He is a master of the craft, and I am thrilled to recommend another one of his novels this summer! Being a teenager is tough, but being a teenager and Spider-Man, well that’s a whole other … Continue reading Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds


The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be sucked into your favorite board game? Would living in a certain game be more fun than others? These are questions Farah Mirza might have thought about during her family games nights. But nothing could have prepared her for The Gauntlet. Farah’s little brother Ahmad … Continue reading The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Have you ever been enmagiced by a book? A book in which the story is so beautifully crafted that you are magically transported into it? Where all sense of time disappears as the words on the pages transform your surroundings into the vibrant and mesmerizing world the author creates? A story you literally want to … Continue reading Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi


A Wrinkle in Time

If a book was a real person, I think A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and I would be the best of friends. I just love everything about this book. It’s filled with such lovely characters and just the right amount of the unknown. Plus the story’s message is extremely powerful. This book has … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time


Heart of a Samurai

Manjiro Nakahama has been called “the boy who discovered America” as he is believed to be the first Japanese person to set foot in America. Prior to reading this book, I’d never heard of Manjiro or his is historical significance. Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus tells the brave and daring tale of Manjiro … Continue reading Heart of a Samurai