Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This spring, my sister handed me a gift box and inside it was a mug.  It read “Totally The Best Aunt Ever” and my heart swelled!  She was pregnant and I was going to become an aunt!  I got even more excited when she found out it was a girl.  Absolutely life changing for my … Continue reading Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Full confession, I did not want to read Washington Black.  I like historical fiction but learned something about myself over the past few years – I find it difficult to read fiction that tells the stories of the worst things humans have done to one another in situations where that really happened.  I have been … Continue reading Washington Black by Esi Edugyan