Reviews

All my reviews for Linden Avenue Literary Journal are here. The rest are out in the wild.
These are select reviews – some recent, some personal favorites.

Umma’s Table by Yeon-sik Hong

For The Mantle . A review of a graphic novel about Korean food, culture, and family.

HoodWitch by Faylita Hicks

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a spirit-shaking yet empowering poetry collection about Blxckness, womxnhood, and survival.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Kendra Young showed me Black girls could be heroes, too

For HelloGiggles. A personal essay and semi-review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

For Bitch Media. A review of Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb, a part-graphic memoir, part-graphic novel about Black hair, identity, and culture.

I Know You Rider by Leslie Stein

For VIDA Review. A review of a graphic novel about abortion and reproduction—with a philosophical spin.

Black Was Not A Label by Kathryn H. Ross

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a hybrid prose and poetry book about a young Black woman coming of age and understanding her blackness.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a fiction book about mother-daughter relationships, family, and heritage.

The Cartography of Sleep by Laura Villareal

For Linden Avenue Literary Journal. A review of a poetry collection that intertwines mythology and personhood.