It's back to school time! That means fall has officially arrived with all of its cozy sweaters, pumpkin flavored everything, and books under a blanket. Perfect. My reading this month warmed my heart and relaxed my mind. These picks transitioned me from summer to fall reading with ease—which is no … [Read more...] about Quick Lit: September Edition
“My theory…is that the best, worst, happiest, saddest, scariest, and most memorable moments are all connected. Those are the important times, good and bad. The rest is just filler…” (Maisie, Location 2312 in Kindle version). Ernest’s story begins in his native China, a young child faced with the … [Read more...] about Review of “Love and Other Consolation Prizes” by Jamie Ford
Recently, I started a series on transracial adoption and I began with the necessity of representation. When I discuss “representation” in our Western culture, what I refer to is the ability to see minority figures portrayed in all walks of life. It is crucial for my little girl to see black women … [Read more...] about Representation: 4 Picture Books For Girls That We Love
I hail from a small, rural town in southwest Virginia. A place with rolling farmland, mountain vistas, and the best biscuits and gravy you've ever eaten. Now I live in the capital, affectionately known as "RVA" to those of us that call this city home. We love our breweries, restaurants, and … [Read more...] about Join Me: Reflections on Charlottesville
Summer reading is winding down, y'all! I must admit, those classics are calling my name right about now—I have read so many newer books lately. Below you'll find some historical fiction, suspense, and parenting books on my list in August. Enjoy! He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly He Said/She … [Read more...] about Quick Lit: August Edition
Things changed when I became a mom through adoption. I looked at my brown baby girl and longed to see her in everything. Now, my eyes search and scour—my eyes range and rove—because representation matters. Seeing faces like hers is valuable and necessary. Recently, Aliana and I attended a … [Read more...] about What is Representation and How Can It Impact Transracial Adoption?