With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I love this book for what it tells my students: no matter what life hands you, no matter how difficult it may be, surround yourself with people who cheer you on and hold on to your power, talent, and inherent worth. Don’t let anyone try to tell you you aren’t worthy because of x,y, or z. Because they are wrong.”

Green Rider by Kristen Britain

“One of my main complaints about fantasy novels is that there are too many dudes; when there are female characters, they tend to all be the same: angelic damsel-in-distress; the witty but always beautiful side-kick; the wise, but frightening and aloof queen; the evil temptress. Blah blah blah. The lack of variety bored me.”

A #BlackLivesMatter Reading List

My cousin and I discussed collaborating on a reading list. Here is what I came up with. FICTION The Wilful Girl by Anonymous (2000 BC) The Book of Thoth by Anonymous (5th – 1st Century BC) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Acebe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo …