Posted in Blog Tour, Book Review

My corner of the ring

By Jesselyn Silva as told to Brin Stevens

Book Source: provided for review

Book Status: available

Jesselyn Silva is only a few years older than me and dreaming of the 2024 Olympics. She wants to box in it. This book is her memoir of being a girl in a man dominated sport. Boxing is definitely not considered lady-like, but who cares.

Here are five reasons why kids need girl power books like this

1. It shows that girls can do the same things as boys, like box

2. It shows kids what hard work is like and what you can accomplish

3. Even though she is young, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what she wants to do. Kids have dreams, goals and missions

4. It shows how powerful it is to have people, like your parents, supporting you

5. Because girls rule and there is no reason boys shouldn’t read about them.

This review is part of the Hear My Roar campaign. It features three books and covers six weeks. Check the schedule below for past and future reviews.



May 20 – Reed Family Reads – Creative Instagram Picture

May 21 – Tucker the Reader – Review

May 22 – Four Violet Reviews – Craft + Creative Instagram Picture

May 23 – The Quirky Booknerd – Review


May 27 – LGBT YA Catalog – Author Guest Post: Zenobia July is about a transgender girl who begins living as her authentic self at her school despite her unaccepting parents. What advice would you give to young readers in a similar situation?

May 28 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review + Moodboard

May 29 – The Nerdy Girl Express – Review

May 30 – thebookishfiiasco – Instagram Picture



June 3 – Iwanicki Mom & Daughter Adventures in Teaching– Moodboard

June 4 – Bridget and the Books – Review + Why it’s important for girls to have books on girl power

June 5 – Babybibliophile – Creative Instagram Picture

June 6 – The Book Blondie – Playlist Recommendations + Creative Instagram Picture


June 10 – That Reader Girl – Moodboard

June 11 – Eastern Sunset Reads – Listicle: Other books with Strong Females that come out swinging

June 12 – DJ Reads Books – Reflection + Instagram Picture

June 13 – Between the Shelves – Playlist



June 17 – 4dogsandanurse – Review + Playlist

June 18 – Two Points of Interest – Review

June 19 – Always in the Middle – Review

June 20 – Bookish Friends and Feline Fancies – Creative Instagram Picture


June 24 – trissinalovesbooks – Review + Creative Instagram Picture + Inspired by the Book: Piano Music

June 25 – Cozybooknook – Creative Instagram Picture

June 26 – Drop and Give Me Nerdy – Creative Instagram Picture

June 27 – DoodleMom’s Homeschooling Life – Review + Listicle

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