When I heard that Elizabeth Acevedo was releasing a new book, there was no doubt that it was going on my TBR. There was also no doubt that I’d be purchasing it (even though I hardly buy books anymore), especially given how much I loved The Poet X (and Acevedo’s reading of Ibi Zoboi’s Pride). … More With the Fire on High | Sticky Note Reviews
I picked up Saving Montgomery Sole from the library because I was looking for a queer middle grade novel. I’d just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama and was looking to get back into fiction… … More Saving Montgomery Sole | Sticky Note Reviews
I added Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson to my TBR because I saw it on either her Twitter or her Instagram. Simple enough reason. Anderson has been on my list of YA authors to watch since I read Speak early in my teaching career. Melinda, the protagonist from Speak, spoke to me. And in turn, … More Shout | Sticky Note Reviews
I’ve had a few people tell me of late that I should turn Sticky Note Reviews into a meme. Or a challenge. And, well, I just don’t know. I’m a black queer blogger who reads and reviews primarily books by marginalized voices. As such, I’m not super popular. And that’s fine. I don’t need to … More Sticky Note Reviews as a Meme?
I was on a print book hiatus when Internment came off of hold at the library. I felt that it was too important a topic to sleep on (both literally and figuratively) so I read it during my commute to and from work for a week (rest assured that I wasn’t driving). Click through to see what I thought. … More Internment | Sticky Note Reviews
Representation matters. I totally stan for a collection of stories about Black teens living their lives and trying to figure it all out. … More Black Enough | Sticky Note Reviews
George is the story of a fourth grade trans girl as she navigates school, her identity, and auditioning for Charlotte’s Web … More George | Sticky Note Reviews
On a whim, I picked up the graphic adaptation of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It was fabulous. Click through to find out why. … More Speak (GN) | Sticky Note Reviews
Please excuse the fact that everything is backwards in my photo. I didn’t manage to catch it before I posted it. I also managed to leave this post in my queue and not post it, even though I finished On the Come Up a few days after it was released. On the morning On the … More On the Come Up | Sticky Note Reviews
I picked up A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi because I loved the Shatter Me series. I didn’t know that this one wasn’t fantasy when I checked it out from the library, but honestly, that didn’t matter. I’m always here for a good contemporary novel. Even one as heartbreaking as this one.