Lessons on expulsion : poems

Lessons on expulsion : poems Book Cover

This collection of poetry is fierce, eye opening, and beautifully expressive. It tugged at my heart, opened my mind, and will stay with me for quite some time.

Little feminist [toddler book]

Little feminist [toddler book] Book Cover

Learn about the essential pioneers, activists, leaders, and artists with the feminist you are raising! These books are much thicker than the regular board books, which made these a better first book for my daughter. She also enjoyed the simple yet bright colors. There is also a set of books for little scientists too, but this set is my favorite!

Que tan lejos

Que tan lejos Book Cover

This movie follows two young woman, as they hitchhike through the Ecuadorian countryside after strikes close the highways to buses. Esperanza (Hope) is a backpacker from Spain looking for new adventure, and Tristeza (Sadness) is a cynical university student. Along the way, they meet a variety of people who help them better understand themselves, and what they are looking for.

The first fifteen lives of Harry August

The first fifteen lives of Harry August Book Cover

This novel tells the story of Harry August, a man who is granted the gift of eternal life. The catch is that he lives the same life, birth to death, each time, with the knowledge of all the lives lived before. Upon his 11th deathbed, he receives a message that spurs him to alter how he lives--and dies--in order to save the world.

Brain on fire: my month of madness

Brain on fire: my month of madness Book Cover

This book had me hooked from the beginning. It follows the journey of journalist Susannah Cahalan, who suffered from an autoimmune disease that caused her to quite literally lose her mind. It was wonderfully written and provides perspective on those who suffer from mental illness.

The signature of all things

The signature of all things Book Cover

This novel tells the story of Alma Whittaker, the only daughter of Philadelphia's richest man. She is a brilliant botanist, and lucky enough to be born on the cusp of the industrial revolution and great scientific advancement. The book will take you on an adventure from Alma's home in Philadelphia, to Tahiti, and beyond. A great read!

Lullaby & Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby

Lullaby & Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby Book Cover

The poems in this book are so sweet and fun to read. These poems are fun when nursery rhymes get old and you need something new. The illustrations are darling. There are so many topics covered in this book - which one will be your family's favorite? One of the best things that I loved about this book is that they call car seats "car cocoons" - too cute!

The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row

The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row Book Cover

The Sun Does Shine is a mind blowing memoir that reads like a novel. Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly accused and convicted of murder at age 29 and spent the next 29 years of his life on death row. Not an easy read but a powerful story of hope and resilience.

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Book Cover

Read by the author himself, which always seems to make an already good book better. What I genuinely loved is that this book is not a documentation on his rise to success...the book is exactly what the title suggests: Stories From a South African Childhood. His stories range from being sad to outright ridiculous (tell me when you get to the part about Hitler), but he still manages to make you laugh out loud, a very Trevor Noah thing to do.

Anne of Green Gables : a graphic novel

Anne of Green Gables : a graphic novel Book Cover

This is an absolutely gorgeous adaptation of a classic story. I was upset that I finished it so quickly! A must read!!