Review—Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoët {+Giveaway!}

I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Malala’s Magic Pencil! See below for information about the book and author, and for my review!

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Review—Night Shift by Debi Gliori

I’ll be honest. I was intrigued by Debi Gliori’s book Night Shift but also petrified to read and review it. See, in my family, there are certain things we don’t talk about with others, certain things we don’t admit. This is the first time I’ve talked about this publicly (or, as publicly as a book review can be).

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Review—Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

It’s no secret that I admire Roxane Gay for her ability to write (An Untamed State broke me, and Bad Feminist was at turns funny, raw, and made me be so reflective it hurt to think). Her new collection of short stories out today, Difficult Women, shares the story of women—women too strong for life, who keep secrets, who give too much of themselves or choose to keep enough of themselves sacred and untouchable. It tells the story of women as we are—not how other people wish we would be.

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Self-Care Summer

Twice in our end-of-year Language Arts circle in June, teachers said they were going to use the summer to figure out who they were. One said she was going to figure out who she was when she’s not here, because the last school year had hollowed her out. The other said she needed space to remember who she is again.

As I sat and listened (because I hardly ever share much of significance, being the private person I am), I thought of the quote from The Tumbling Turner Sisters, a book I was reading at the time: “There’s something to that…What you have when you’re just you.”

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