The Education of Margot Sanchez

Title: The Education of Margot Sanchez Author: Lilliam Rivera Rate: 4.5/5 Bookstore: Book Culture LIC Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date Published: February 21, 2017 Synopsis: THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES: Mami, for destroying my social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal This supermarket Everyone else After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot  Sánchez suddenly finds … Continue reading The Education of Margot Sanchez

We Set the Dark on Fire

Title: We Set the Dark on Fire Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia Rate: 3.5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Nobles Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Date Published: February 26, 2019 Synopsis: At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run her husband’s household or raise his children, but both wives … Continue reading We Set the Dark on Fire

The Things We Cannot Say

Title: The Things We Cannot Say Author: Kelly Rimmer Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Netgalley Publisher: Graydon House Date Published: March 19, 2019 Synopsis: In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the … Continue reading The Things We Cannot Say

Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Title: Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Author: Veronica Chambers Rate: 4/5 Bookstore: Netgalley Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Synopsis: Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already … Continue reading Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

The House on Mango Street

Title: The House on Mango Street Author: Sandra Cisneros Rate: 5/5 Bookstore: Barnes & Noble Publisher: Vintage Publishing Synopsis: The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes — sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous — it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few … Continue reading The House on Mango Street