Teasha enjoys Beyoncé, burritos, and books and is always trying to combine all three. Teasha began her bookselling career in Milwaukee at Boswell Books, but her desire to escape the bitterly cold winters of the Midwest landed her in Seattle. You'll most likely find her reading children's illustrated books, mainly because books with pictures are extra rad, as well as any and all feminist social criticism and suspense thrillers, but sometimes they scare her.
Reviews & Recommendations
I could tell you at least ten fantastic reasons why Pie School by Kate Lebo is a must-have for any baker's kitchen, but I will leave you with one: Whiskey Pecan Pie. Seriously, ask the staff how delicious it was and if that doesn't convince you I don't know what will. Ok, well maybe telling you about how Lebo breaks down the core principles of crusts would convince you. Or maybe her impeccable flavor combinations will sway you. Whatever the case, you and your taste buds needed this book yesterday. -Teasha
This novel—wow! I honestly felt like I was in a thriller suspense film, and I loved it. After ten years working as an environmental attorney, Abby returns to her small hometown of Barrens to investigate a potential water contamination case, but she quickly learns that there is more to her case than contamination. As Abby gets closer to the truth, she realizes the conspiracy goes deeper than she thought; it could even be connected to the mysterious disappearance of It Girl, Kaycee Mitchell. Determined to discover the truth of the present and confront the demons of the past, Abby will do whatever it takes and is willing to risk it all. This is the kind of novel that you will finish quickly because you will be reading it every free moment you have.
Jameson is an adventurous kid who loves to dance, especially in his green pants. In his green pants he can conquer the world and absolutely nothing can stop him! When Jameson is asked to be in his cousin's wedding he is over the moon, until he realizes he has to wear black pants. This encouraging story is a wonderful reminder to not let our fears hold us back and to embrace new and exciting adventures.
What can I say about this highly anticipated book that hasn't already been said? Well for starters this isn't any ol' collection of women influencers throughout history; this is, simply put, more. The perseverance of these women will inspire, encourage, and motive a new generation of leaders.
Starr's life was never the same after witnessing the death of her friend at the hands of the police. Angie Thomas gives voice to the marginalized victims, and their families, of police brutality in the most compassionate way. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, readers gain a new perspective as Starr manages the media, her family, and community expectations in the aftermath of the shooting. This is, hands down, one of the most timely novels of 2017.
Some stories are just timeless and are always perfect for story-time, and this is one of them. This story shows how remarkable the power of sharing and kindness can be. We can definitely use more stories like this.
This graphic novel has it all! Including a dynamic cast of characters that feature racially diverse, queer girls who can slay any dragon all by themselves! What makes this graphic novel so special is that it normalizes diversity without asterisks; it's just great fun, wonderful graphics, and adventure.