Tag Archives: #OwnVoices

Diverse Reading Round-up Fall 2017

It looks like I missed the last couple of my planned diverse reading round-ups – the last one I could find was my March and April Diverse Reading.  Here’s what I’ve read since then, with links to reviews if I’ve … Continue reading

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Ninefox Gambit

A quick review of some twisty military sci-fi for adults, before Cybils middle grade spec fic takes over the blog as it has already, of course, taken over my reading. (Have you nominated yet?  There are still a couple of … Continue reading

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Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor. Viking, 2017. At last, a long-awaited sequel to Akata Witch, complete with new covers for both books.  It’s been just a year in book time since Sunny Nwazue and her three juju-learning Leopard team mates … Continue reading

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

More action-oriented historical fiction from the author of Under a Painted Sky. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee. Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. Print from Putnam, 2016. Audio from Tantor Audio. It’s San Francisco in 1906.  Our story starts on a … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Look!  I’m actually reading books off of my Want to Read list for this year!  This was one I found combing through Amazon’s middle grade pre-orders – a game-based fantasy starring a Muslim girl, from Simon & Schuster’s new Salaam … Continue reading

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Juana & Lucas

I first took this book home because it was a Cybils Early Chapter Book finalist, but it went on to win a Pura Belpré Author Award. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina. Candlewick Press, 2016 Juana lives in Bogotá, Columbia and … Continue reading

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Short Takes: House of Shadows, Girl Who Drank the Moon, Furthermore

Every so often, I realize that I am reading faster than I can write reviews.  Time passes, my friends, and I cannot seem to make more of it no matter how hard I try.   So here is an exercise in … Continue reading

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March and April Diverse Reading

This year, my goal was to try harder not just to read diverse books, but to focus on reviewing books by #ownvoices authors, specifically for Naz’s challenge at Read Diverse Books.  And while I think I’m doing pretty well with … Continue reading

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Stef Soto, Taco Queen

A rare upbeat but realistic view of middle great in Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres. Continue reading

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