Books

Family Curses & Life Lessons with Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

By: Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

Dear Haiti is about a girl who gets herself into quite a bit of trouble at school and winds up sent to Haiti to do a work program in lieu of being expelled. Alaine’s parents are both from Haiti though she has scant knowledge of the place. Her mother, a world-renowned journalist is also in Haiti dealing with the fallout of a scandal.

Oh, there’s also a family curse Alaine needs to break.

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Movies

Can You Always Trust Your Mother?

Mother in I Am Mother

I Am Mother

Directed By: Grant Sputore

So I decided to give the Great British Bake-Off a rest (actually I was begged to give it a rest) and decided to check out some of the movies on Netflix right now.

Naturally I started with the one about the robot mother.

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Books

Black Magic & Bad Moms: The Price Guide to the Occult

the price guide to the occult

The Price Guide to the Occult

By: Leslye Walton

Grade: A

Okay, this is definitely more witchy. Nor Blackburn lives with her grandmother on Anathema Island in the Pacific Northwest. Family roots on the island run deep and her great (many times) grandmother was the first witch on the island. When the locals burned down her home- she cursed the place.

Yet grandma Rona is actually pretty sweet compared to our main protagonist Nor’s mother Fern.

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