Beautiful Country, Qian Julie Wang

In Beautiful Country, Wang artfully captures what life was like for an undocumented immigrant, not only from her perspective but from that of her parents as well. They have left everything behind for the dream of living in ‘the beautiful country.’ But they have landed in NYC and are struggling from the astronomical cost of… Continue reading Beautiful Country, Qian Julie Wang

Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement, Toufah Jallow

From Toufah’s will to escape her country, there is so much bravery in this book to speak out against her abuser, Yahya Jammeh, the president of The Gambia. What stands out so much to me is the disbelievers. A man launching a manhunt for a 19-year-old young woman isn't normal. Why else would he attempt… Continue reading Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement, Toufah Jallow

I’ll Laugh About This Later, Zoey Za

I’ll Laugh About This Later is a collection of stories from Zoey’s life growing up in Hawaii until now. The chapters are varying and unique. Some chapters contain multiple snippets of stories, while others centered on one main event in her history. The writing is clever, amusing, and insightful. It’s more than just funny or… Continue reading I’ll Laugh About This Later, Zoey Za