From an early age, I have been an avid reader and have always loved books. My mom and dad, mostly dad, would often bust on me (and sometimes still does) and call me Matilda. My unique position in the world around me has allowed me to view media in ways others may not. I enjoy books and movies that feature characters that may be different in some people eyes (whether it’s a disAbility, race, or something else) but not having their difference be the main focus of the book or movie. I have been told by many people, even some with doctorate degrees, that I have a gift for pinpointing what a book is trying to teach or highlight and provide a personal connection as well as making others feel like they also have a personal connection to the book.
My all time favorite book is My Perfect Imperfections by Jalpa Williby. My favorite non-fiction books are Inside My Outside by Sara Psyzka and Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius. My favorite audiobook is Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum.