Tag Archives: authors of color

September Diversity on the Shelf Update

I am participating in the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge hosted by Akilah at The Englishist.  Books by Authors of Color The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (YA) Lola Levine is Not Mean! By Monica Brown (Early Chapter) President of the … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown and Shades of Milk and Honey

First – hooray, I was selected to be on a Cybils panel again this year!  After two years of doing Round 1 Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, this year I’ll be doing the Cybils Round 1 Audiobooks – click through to see … Continue reading

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Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai’s beautiful novel-in-verse tells the story of a girl’s journey from Vietnam to America. Continue reading

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School Stories: Booked and Spirit Week Showdown

Booked by Kwame Alexander. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. In Alexander’s second sports-and-life novel in verse after Newbury-winning The Crossover, middle schooler Nick loves soccer more than anything.  Except possibly his best friend Coby, now playing on a rival team, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read for Top 10 Tuesday

I don’t remember what was on my TBR before I started blogging 12 years ago. But since I’ve been blogging I have built up quite a list of authors that I’m sure I’d like but have never gotten around to reading during that time. Continue reading

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Forest of Wonders, Pax, Fridays with the Wizards

Shorter reviews of three recent middle grade fantasy and dystopian books. Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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Something Like Love by Beverly Jenkins

A few months ago, there was an article in Book Page magazine about Beverly Jenkins and her new novel, Forbidden.  Wait – a Michigan historical romance author of color I was completely ignorant of?  (Ok, given that I read maybe … Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – May Update

I am participating in the Diversity on the Shelf Reading Challenge hosted by the Englishist. I read 17 books in May, a little better than April.  By age, there were 3 early chapter books, 4 middle grade books, 8 teen books … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots

This is one that lots of other bloggers I trust liked – intriguing enough to induce me to read contemporary YA. Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. The story alternates between the points of view … Continue reading

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