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Author Lisa Stringfellow makes a splash with her middle grade Black mermaid fantasy tale

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

If Calypso was your favorite part about Pirates of the Caribbean, then you will absolutely love this book! "A Comb of Wishes" is the middle grade debut from Lisa Stringfellow that hits shelves February 2022, and it is steeped in Caribbean mermaid folklore. But don't take that to mean that this book is about plucky singing sea creatures. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Ophidia is a wrathful mermaid that very much gives off a powerful, mysterious, alluring energy and the way that Lisa describes her long flowing locs and kaleidoscopic scales is captivating. I really enjoyed how the book...

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May is Haitian Heritage Month!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

The Haitian Heritage Month celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora. Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé started the Flag Day celebration with parades, cultural and athletic events in many cities in Haiti in the 1930s. Estime wanted to commemorate annually the creation of the Haitian flag on May 18 to encourage the development of patriotic sentiments among Haitian youth. Beside the Flag Day celebration, the month of May carries a number of significant historical and cultural traditions that Haitians are proud to make aware of and to pass on to future generations. In...

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Checking In Conversations with Michelle Williams and Guests

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health—especially her own. As a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to  create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater  productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her  depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral,  she checked herself into a treatment facility. There...

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Join us in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

While it feels out of place to be celebrating when our communities are hurting, we most certainly want to highlight and champion the work that independent booksellers are doing in those very communities to be... safe places resources escapes sources of nourishment, and more.So we are happy to join with Libro.fm in thanking you for shopping local.When you spend at least $15 with us between April 24th and 26th, you can pick one of the audiobooks below for free from Libro.fm. Now that's pretty cool!  Independent Bookstore Day is April 24, 2021! How it works Spend at least $15 USD with us...

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My dream cast of "Love in Colour"

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Happy book birthday to the US edition of Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola 🥳 Shout out to Hear Our Voices Book Tours and William Morrow for giving me the opportunity to "dream cast" this amazing book! Love in Colour is a collection of love stories from ancient cultures around the world that have been reimagined by Ms Babalola. This is an adult romance, so not what I'd pick for myself, but I'm so glad I read this.For my dream cast I chose 3 of my favorite chapters and tried to remain true to their descriptions. Scheherazade reminded the most...

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