Blog: Tuma's Book Rants

Book Rant: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Fatuma Hydara Latinx Writers Review

Read Tuma's thoughts on Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, which is about two sisters (one in the Dominican Republic and one in NYC) who didn't know of one another's existence until their father's tragic death on a flight from NYC to DR. Inspired by an actual plane crash that had occurred two months after 9/11 and was mostly ignored, Acevedo writes a beautiful novel-in-verse that shows us the impact of secrets, hurt, loss, and discovery.

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Recommended New Releases (6/26/20)

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Mostly male writers in honor of Father's Day! In addition, Asian-American and African writers are heavily represented in this week’s recs! Lastly, tons of humous reads--we need a bit of laughter these days.

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Book Rant: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (Review)

Fatuma Hydara Black Writers Literary Fiction Review

Review on If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Read my thoughts on this book-to-film.

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Recommended New Releases (6/12/20)

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Tuma returns with this week's recommended new releases!

  • This week, we have the following genres: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, and a Cookbook.
  • Themes covered: love, family, secrets, sexuality, finding self, and food.

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New Releases: Recommendations (6/5/20)

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Recommended New Releases as of June 5th, 2020!

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