Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Although I don’t usually read YA books, this book blew me away. The story instantly draws you in with its complex characters, powerful descriptions, and plot that mirrors themes relevant to today’s race and police brutality issues. I particularly loved Tomi Adeyemi’s concept of magic, not only in the wondrous depictions, but as a power that can divide and unite.

Cuban Avocado Salad

This simple, yet delicious salad is a great side for many Cuban dishes. Best of all, it’s hard to mess up!

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Idaho is a beautifully written book set in the desolate lonely mountains of–you guessed it–Idaho. Throughout most of the book Ann is trying to figure out what happened one day many years ago when Wade’s first wife, Jenny, killed one of his daughters, and the other daughter disappeared.


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