From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson | #bookreview #blackauthors #bipoc #lgbt

My Thoughts/Review:

I really enjoyed this. This story dives deep into family and what family can really be, also talks about sexuality. Melanin Sun aka Mel is a 13 year old boy living in Brooklyn NY with is mom who he is really close with. In the story Mel’s mom (EC) tells him that she is gay and this changes everything for Mel.

He wonders what his friends, his neighborhood, and even the girl that he likes will think of him. At this point Mel hates his mom for being gay and and wishes it wasn’t true. 

Mel learnes that he can still be there for his mom even though she is gay he just will have to adjust which will take some time.

This story focused on the what family is and who your real friends are and just not caring what other people who really don’t matter have to say.

Mel enjoys writing in his notes books personal things and to help him get though all the new changes he writes.

Good story. I like that this was a challenging topic especially for teenagers.

Rating: 4.75⭐

Let me know if you read anything by Jacqueline Woodson 😉

Xoxo Nikki 🤎

Kylie Cosmetics 24k Gold Birthday Palette Review

Hey guys! So today I wanted to share my review of the new eyeshadow palette by Kylie cosmetics that I’ve been using.

This palette has 24 beautiful shades such as golds, browns, light shimmers and glitters. It’s very beautiful. You can create different looks with it to super sexy or like me something for everyday. The shades blend very well and don’t need a lot of work .

I enjoy using this palette, I believe anyone can use it on any skin tone. I’m happy that kylie cosmetics has now new formulas and it’s vegan and cruelty free which I think is a plus for everyone. You can find this palette on and or Ulta website or in store.

Xoxo Nikki🤗