Family history and conversations on trying new things.

Happy ebook birthday to The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Eat Cheesecake by Christina Myers illustrated by Katherine Carver!

I connected with Christina through a #PB event on Twitter and Instagram. She is a beautiful soul who inspires me immensely. When she contacted me about her picture book launch, I was elated to be part of the team to help get this beautiful story out there. Plus, my boys have also never wanted to try cheesecake because they find the concept for this dessert rather odd—this book was the perfect alignment.
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“The sky is your limit, sons. Always shoot for the sun and you will shine.” ~Kwame Alexander, The Crossover

As the mother of a 12 year-old, I am always searching for books that will pull him away from screens. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is full of contemporary references and realistic family dynamics that leave us all laughing, sighing and crying.

The novel centers around Josh and his twin, Jordan—AKA JB—who are two middle schoolers who play basketball, just like their dad. It’s about  basketball, relationships, and coming of age. 

It’s written in verse—filling the pages with movement and song, which bring the book to life. Read More