This book is fine. Which is a bummer. I really like Akilah Hughes. I enjoy when she is on pods and I follow her on Twitter.
Not everyone needs an aubiography. I really wish she would have gotten a stand-up special instead.
4🌟In this collection of personal essays Hughes draws from her childhood, elementary school days to college and into adulthood. She touches on big issues like racism, bodyweight, family, illness, friendship, celebrities, the internet and more!
I particularly enjoyed the parts about her childhood and where she hit on tougher subject matter.
Reading her writing felt very casual, as if we were old friends. She's funny and fresh. Out September 24th!!
What do you do when there‘s a heatwave and you can‘t even bat your eyelids without breaking into a sweat? Try and find a cool spot for a long day of reading.
I strongly recommend this for teenage readers. If you need to take a break from studying, something to read between classes, or on your commute this is a good choice.
Trigger warning - there is a chapter dedicated to her eating disorder in the ARC.
Next month I get to be on a panel with Akilah Hughes for the SLJ TeenLive Virtual Summit, so this is totally me doing my homework. Doesn't feel like homework, though. ?
Also, I just read the Disney chapter and I'm a little worried that the first thing I say to Akilah Hughes is going to be "OMG, I did my WDWCP in Tomorrowland, too! And I did a character audition and got a callback (Ariel) and also ultimately got rejected, too!"