Tuma Book Rant: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Review)

Future Home of the Living God had a fascinating concept that reminded me of Handmaid's Tale and made me want to give it a try. Read my thoughts on this book.
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Four Inspiration Reads for 2022

Looking for some inspiration this year. Read for Four recommended Inspiration reads for 2022.
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2022: One Thing I'm NOT Giving Up This Year

The New Year is all about new goals and resolutions, but there's just ONE thing I'm not willing to give up no matter what!
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Tuma Book Rant: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Middle Grade Fantasy)

Read Tuma's thoughts on Pet by Akwaeke Emezi.
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Tuma's Book Rant: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Overall, I like this book well enough. It felt a bit superficial? I was expecting it to touch my heart a bit more deeply. The ending left a bit to be desired. I don't feel that I had closure. But I would highly recommend this for teens and in the classroom.
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Tuma Book Rant: Dear Senthuran-Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi

Glowing review of Akwaeke Emezi's newest memoir, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir.
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Tuma Book Rant: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Giovanni's Roomy James Baldwin won't be for everyone, but I recommend that everyone give it a try if they happen to come across it. I felt I'd just finished reading something profound, but wasn't sure how I felt about it. Did I "like" it or not, in simple terms? I can't say. Will Giovanni & James take up room in a brain for a while? Yes, must definitely.
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Tuma Book Rant: Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Highly recommended romance with BIPOC Ace rep for diversity, humor, and mega sweetness. 💜
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Tuma Book Rant: Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

Definitely recommend if you're looking for a story about a young Latina and her Black best friend, a large, lively Latinx family in the form of ghosts/spirits, and a Black grandmother who doesn't take any shit and may or may not be a witch!
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Tuma Book Rant: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy-adventure and is curious about African and African-American folklore and legends.
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Tuma Book Rant: And Now She's Gone by Rachell Howzell Hall

And Now She's Gone is definitely one I would recommend if you're looking for Black, female PI leads (which is rare) and love thrillers with surprising twists at the end.
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Tuma Book Rant: Bright Star by Yuyi Morales (Review)

With chillingly stunning artwork, Yuyi Morales' picture book Bright Star is truly something special.
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