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My Flipping YaYa-Book Review and Author Interview with Yonce Daniels

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Grandparents are the greatest! They make you treats, give you presents, and spoil you. But have you ever heard of a grandma that flips. Well meet Mrs. Yonce Daniels the Flipping Ya-Ya. I know you’re thinking, “Why is she called a Flipping YaYa?”
My Flipping YaYa by Yonce Daniels is told  through the eyes of a little girl name Zuri. Zuri’s grandmother (Yaya) is a great flipper. Yaya tumbles, flips, teaches Zuri how to swing on bars, and how to walk on balance beams. I enjoyed reading this book because it is different from the normal books about grandmothers. Zuri wants to do everything her Yaya does even if it takes her a while to catch up. Yaya not only shows Zuri her style, but she also encourages her to never give up.

I also enjoyed this book because the daughter of Daniels is the amazing illustrator. Artist Daryl Myntia Daniels has amazing drawings in this book. I think her art has its on way of being dramatic and I love it! It adds a great touch to My Flipping YaYa, the daughter…

Touching My Roots-Books About Black Hair for Children

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Let's Eat! A List of Great Cookbooks for Kids!

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Hello, everyone, Miss T has been kind of busy and trying to relax for the Summer. Also, I am getting some amazing things ready for Miss T's Book Room. July is upon us and all I can think about is Family Reunions, Back to School Bashes, and more Summer Fun! But do you know what goes great with all these things, Food!





Eating is one of my favorite past times…. I grew up in a Food Loving Family! I come from a long line of great cooks, which consist of my grandmother, mom, aunts, and a few cousins! I was born and raised in the South, so I know that food has a way of touching your soul. As for myself, I like trying out new recipes and trying new foods. 

Food preparation is an art, watching people cook is like watching an artist paint a masterpiece. When you cook, you reveal your creative side! Have you ever watched Chopped and Chopped Junior on The Food Channel? I love those shows! The adults and children must think quickly when given unordinary ingredients. The contestants compete agains…

The We Belong Bunch: Pookie J. 's School Day Book Review and Interview with Authors Dr. Samuel and Angela Johnson

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“When we’re talking about diversity, it ‘s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” Ava DuVernay
How many times have you talked about Diversity? When was the last time you suggested Inclusion? Diversity and Inclusion can affect everyone, but where can we start talking about diversity? Home and school are the best places, a  multicultural education is an important component. It is important just like reading, writing, science, history, and math. We might not believe in the same thing, but we can learn from one another and that is something to value. The first time I heard about The We Belong Bunch I saw a drawing of The We Belong Bunch Friends. I was impressed by the diversity and of course the cuteness overload.
Together We Focus LLC presents, The We Belong Bunch: Pookie J.’s School Dayis a book all about celebrating and understanding differences. The book is told from the perspective of a little boy named Pookie J. who goes th…

Black Boy Joy, Books, and Boldness

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First, I want to state my inspirations for this blog:

Kiyonna Anthony, a young man who was accepted into Harvard at the age of 16! Caleb Green, a four-year old boy who read 100 books and his parents live streamed him reading these books in one day!Trevor Noah interviewing Jason Reynolds!!!Yes!! If you do not know Jason Reynolds, look him and his books up!Last but not least, Black Panther!! #WakandaForever   Black Boy Joy was in full effect! 
Now, I am sure you could go on and on about some experiences that deserve the hashtag #blackboyjoy. It is a breath of fresh air to read a hashtag as such. There are times when black boys and black men are not given the credit of being great. So many times the media has shut them down and call them THUGS, a delinquent or an embarrassment to society. But they're so much more!!! You're a poet, an artist, a scientist, a professor, you can be it all! There is a song by Esperanza Spalding called Black Gold. The lyrics that stand out are

"Now…

Review of Clever Carmel by Henrietta Nwagwu-Rochford and Author Interview

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"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."-Rita Mae Brown
I  first want to tell the Author Henrietta Nwagwu-Rochford and her husband Carl Rochford thank you for giving me the opportunity to review Clever Carmel. This is my first time reviewing a book and interviewing an author outside of the United States, I am honored. When I first saw the cover of Clever Carmel, I was captivated by the little girl on the cover standing in the front of her parents. It shows Carmel embracing her identity and her love for football (soccer). One thing that Miss T’s Book Room tries to accomplish is to help children read books that show characters loving and accepting themselves.In the story and in real-life, Carmel's father is English and her mother is Nigerian. She has the clever idea of bringing both cultures together for a school assignment. As a teacher, I am impressed how Carmel uses this assignment to teach her classmates …

Girls on the Go! Review of Mystery of the Golden Temple (Pack-n-Go Girls)

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Mystery of the Golden Temple is a part of the Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure Series, it embraces the idea of the “global girl” and the power of celebrating differences. While reading and researching the Pack-n-Go Girls series, I am reminded of Nancy Drew, the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary, and The Babysitters Club books wrapped into one.  There is a sense of empowerment when girls are getting the job done! I am one of those girls that felt empowered when I read books similar to this one and the ones listed.


Mystery of the Golden Temple starts with Jess Johnson and her family at the airport. Unsure of the new venture, Jess is about to experience an exciting feat in a place called Thailand. Jess makes an everlasting friendship and learns so many new things. While reading this book, I discovered that Thailand is shaped like an elephant’s head and the elephant plays an important role in their history. I also learned about food from Thailand and popular dishes (check out the recipe in the book …