Review: Like Vanessa

"Pop Pop gave me my very first "Darlene" eight years ago and a brand-new one every year after -- custom-made of pressed, dried wildflowers spanning every color of the rainbow." Like Vanessa explores the dense and complicated life of a teenage girl growing up in a low-income community in Newark, New Jersey at the beginning... Continue Reading →

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Review: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

"Father was a loud man." The story of a young girl named Blessing whose life drastically changes when her father leaves the family for another woman. Not only must Blessing leave all that she knows behind in Ikeja, but she must begin to reconcile the image she has of her father, mother and brother with... Continue Reading →

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