All right now, it's Ari's birthday! Please show our CORA Girl some love!!!!!!
Ari, you are an amazing young woman. You are a leader, a doer; you set goals and boldly go after them. You are political, passionate. Girl, you're just plain on fire! I admire your drive to set the world right. Let it be known that if Ari thinks something is wrong, she's going to say something about it and then she's going to take action. Did you catch her guest blog Justine Larbalestier's during the Liar controversy or do you know how she came to be a CORA girl for that matter?
This young woman wanted to read more reviews and see more brown faces on blogs so what did she do about it? She got busy!!!! Reading In Color is the premier YA blog, dedicated to promoting and reviewing POC books and writers. As far as I know, this young woman is the only poc teen blogger whose blog focuses on people of color. Ari was nominated for BBAW's Best New Blog and Best YA blog. She's been featured at School Library Journal with Amy Bowllan and she's guest blogged for BBAW. I could go on, but I've probably sufficiently embarrassed her.
I am one proud, blogging godmother so come all, wish Ari a 16th happy birthday!