I meant to publish this in April, but then I chickened out because suddenly there was so much to cover from the news that was related to this topic. So here it is, because Pride Month seemed like a good time to post it. I’m writing this because I can’t stop thinking about this article… Continue reading LGBTQ Kidlit, Schools, and Me
I admit, Pride Month totally snuck up on me, and I didn’t make the connection between June, reading queer books, blogging, and general pride. At first, I was like, “Oh, I’ve been reading a lot of queer books in May and was planning to get to some print books I have on hand [which are… Continue reading Pride Month Plans and Thoughts (TBR + More)
I’ve been struggling getting back into blogging, I’ll be honest. There are a few posts that feel like a big deal to me because they’re more personal, so I’m avoiding those. Meanwhile, I’ve certainly read a lot of books, but I don’t feel compelled to review them. As I talked about before, I have been… Continue reading Why I Prefer Analysis to Criticism
The following discusses graphic depictions of rape and suicide, including methods and details of the latter. I’ve avoided writing a post about 13 Reasons Why because there are SO MANY THINGS that can be said, so many that have covered it, and every time I think about it too much I kind of combust into… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why & Prestige TV: Who’s the audience?
So, I’m 100% back now since I’ve finished my first year of college and have three and a half months of summer stretching before me. I’ve got posts I’ve been meaning to finish for a while now, but it seemed silly to ignore how college life has changed me and my reading. So here I… Continue reading How College Has Made Me a Better Reader
I’m calling this one #1.5 because a) the book features white characters but James Baldwin is addressing a different aspect of his identity, namely homosexuality, and b) Moonlight is a film. Nevertheless, considering they’re both written by black gay men, this seemed like the perfect pairing for a post (and it happened that I was finishing up Giovanni’s… Continue reading African-American Literature Wrap-Up #1.5: Giovanni’s Room + Moonlight
I haven’t been blogging too much about books because, well, I confess I haven’t read a book outside of class at all this year quite yet! I have, however, read A LOT of books for class, and so while I haven’t read any yet on my list of Africa-American novels, I HAVE read books for class… Continue reading African-American Literature Wrap-Up #1: Native Son, Quicksand, Their Eyes Were Watching God + 13th