Series Review: She Persisted

Somehow, in my career as librarian and book reviewer, I have developed a specialty in reading, reviewing, and raving about picture book biographies of women. I LOVE THEM. I find them a fascinating medium when done well, and kind of hilarious when they are done poorly. Ask me about the worst one I’ve ever read—it…

Talking about a Life of Service with Christina and Dow

On Wednesday, September 21st I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to interview super-award winning author Christina Soontornvat and best-selling author Dow Phumiruk about their new picture book collaboration, a picture book biography of Senator Tammy duckworth. I hosted them via Zoom as the first ever big event by the NSDAR (Daughters of the American…


I kind of want more people to read this just so I can figure out what other people think this was about.

Open Water

Just give it a try–I’m begging you. You’ll be entrenched

The Women’s March

I’m excited to talk about this book with people, and hope that since the author is very well respected in the historical fiction genre, it will be a jumping off point for people to learn more about the 1913 Parade!

The Devil and the Heiress

I don’t know what magic was done to line up The Heiress Gets a Duke to release RIGHT after Bridgerton


A mother-daughter tale, a coming of age story, and an exploration of antebellum life in the U.S. as a freed black woman