My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A well put together series of completely unique short stories, a perfect way for me to refine and broaden my emotional palette. The common theme to me was about choices and how our environment; immediate and extended effects us. Family and community are often the BIGgest deterrent when faced with insecurities about ourselves. I appreciate that Danielle didn't write only about girls and women, she tells the stories of brothers and fathers.
Another take away for me is that she tells the Black perspective in a non stereotypical way, presenting an intelligent Black experience.