Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Book Review Alert: It Was Through Her Lips She Spoke…Volume I


Book Review Alert:  It Was Through Her Lips She Spoke…Volume I
Author:  Christina-Mary Seabrook
Published:  June 20, 2021
Publisher:  Christina-Mary Seabrook
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0578918532
Rating:  4 Stars

This book of poetry bears all feelings of all things relatable to a life of pain. The author writes on a very personal note with her words touching the soul of readers. This book speaks of experiences of once being too ashamed and afraid to speak of past hurts, but it was through courage that allowed the poet to take you on a journey of her experiences, growth and the healing process. 

I am impressed with the author’s ability to bear it all. This book was real, raw and to the point. The author painted a vivid picture of her life experiences through words. Her poetry resonated within me, being able to relate to some of the things that she wrote on a personal note. I love that the author’s storytelling is written outside of the box. Her original style is not confined to a cookie-cutter way of writing. The poet writes on subjects that others may be afraid to address and explores on-going barriers in today’s day and age such as the taboo of incest, abuse, and injustices as well as mental health issues. The words from this poet are guaranteed to uplift readers who may be experiencing the hardships of life.  In this book, the poet vows to end the stigmas of being silent along with the stigmas associated with being a survivor of abuse, injustices and mental illness. I most definitely respect the poet’s creativity and I recommend this read.

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    August Book Picks- School Days

    When we think of August, back to school comes to mind. Time to get back to the 3 “R”s: reading, writing and arithmetic. Books this month will focus on getting our kids reading for another successful school year.


    Elementary (Grades K-4)

    Middle (Grades 5-8)

    High (Grades 9-12)

    Tips to Start of a Great School Year

    • Visit the school or classroom before the first day. 

    • Read books about starting school.

    • Talk to your child about their feelings about school, friends, teachers, and new activities. 

    • Set intentions with your child for the school year ahead. 

    • Implement a regular sleep and waking routine with your child. 

    • Make the first day a special occasion.

    • Arrange a playdate with your child with a friend or family member. 

    • Be open to hear all about the first day activities. 

    Don’t forget about our 2022 SCBookGal and Friends Reading Challenge!!!!!

    To be eligible to win a $10 Amazon Gift card, you just have to read a book on the list or a book that can fit within the theme. If you participate every month in 2022, you will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet that will be given away in December. Your monthly entry can be entered here.  You can check out our blog at or check us out on facebook- SCBookGal & Friends.  Happy Reading!!!!

    2022 SCBookGal and Friends Monthly Themes

    • January- Read a book from SCBookGal and Friends January Magazine suggestions

    • February- Read a young adult novel by an African American author

    • March- Watch a  book made into a film or television series

    • April- Borrow a book from your local library and read

    • May- Read a book about concerning mental health

    • June- Read a book written by a local author

    • July- Attend a book festival

    • August- Listen to an audiobook

    • September- Read a romance novel

    • October- Read a book whose cover has your favorite color

    • November- Read a book by a new author

    • December- Read a book by one of SCBookGal and Friends spotlight authors

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