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📚BOOKS📚 Have you read The Poet X yet? What are you reading these days? #Repost @acevedowrites • • • • • Yesterday morning THE POET X received two of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a book for young people in the United States: The Printz Award for best teen fiction published this year, and the Pura Belpré Award for a story for young people that affirms and celebrates the Latinx experience. My heart was pounding when the committee chairs called my name. My hands shook. I wrote this book at night, on train rides in my notes app, in between classes, first thing in the morning before teaching and at breaks in between grading, over the course of SEVERAL years. I didn’t know who would ever read it. I wrote it because I had to. And so I’m honored that whole time I thought it would never find an audience, when I didn’t even know what I was making, folks all over the world were whispering: “Me Me Me. I’ll read it, Liz. And I trust what it is you’re building.” I don’t put much stock in shiny things, but I do believe whenever my voice is amplified, I use that voice to speak truth and to uplift where I’m from—and if stickers let me do that, then let’s get it. And so while these stickers are on my book, I hope if you are making something, if you are compelled to craft a thing, if you are doubting, I hope you know these stickers are for you too. Someone is waiting for you to finish whatever gift you are making so they can see you. So they can see themselves. ✨ #books #thepoetx #reading #elizabethacevedo #WoCbooks #wocauthor #booksbrunchbotanica

📚#BOOKS📚 #booksbrunchbotanica #Repost @jensorianowrites • • • • • Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. . . . #insurrecto #ginaapostol #PinayWriters #allpinayeverything #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #fiction #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #amreading #bookstagrammer #binder #samar #balangiga #newfiction #novels #balangiga #bellsofbalangiga #howlingwilderness #geronima #colonization #uprisingnotinsurrection #revolutionaries #historicalfiction

This is one of the books I have for the #unreadshelfproject2019 as it was lent to me. It is also in my #readingwomenchallenge2019 list (6,15). • Paradise of the Blind is an exquisite portrait of three Vietnamese women struggling to survive in a society where subservience to men is expected and Communist corruption crushes every dream. Through the eyes of Hang, a young woman in her twenties who has grown up amidst the slums and intermittent beauty of Hanoi, we come to know the tragedy of her family as land reform rips apart their village. When her uncle Chinh‘s political loyalties replace family devotion, Hang is torn between her mother‘s appalling self–sacrifice and the bitterness of her aunt who can avenge but not forgive. Only by freeing herself from the past will Hang be able to find dignity - and a future. • Set in Hanoi, it has been banned in Vietnam for portaying the government and communism in a bad light. • #bookstagram #bookstagrammers #bookworm #booknerd #readingwomen #multigenfamilysaga #SAauthor #paradiseoftheblind #duongthuhuong #womenauthors #books #toread #booksbooksbooks #wocbooks #bookishcommunity #bibliophile #literature #igreads #igbooks #booksofig #readbooks #instabooks #booksbooksbooks #bookish #bookobsession

Book Franz! I received my @spinesvines #diversespines mug from @idealbookshelf & decided to see how many books on the mug I’ve read/owned. This fierce stack is the result! I’ve read all of them with the exception of two.. . Did anyone else order a Diverse Spines mug? If so how many featured on the mug have you read or own?! If you don’t own the mug, which ones in this stack have you read?!.. . The Spines & Vines Diverse Spines mug highlights 32 books by women of color, hand selected by my book boo @spinesvines SON & gifted to her for Christmas.

Day 12 book 12 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Whereas by Layli Long Soldier. “this is a ceremony” “act accordingly.” This book of poetry is language unbound. It’s a stunning act of written resistance. Oglala Lakota poet Long Soldier dismantles the discourse of the government’s 2009 “Apology to Native Peoples” and evokes broken treaties, exhumes buried language, and reclaims the strength of becoming in the face of enduring colonial violence, the rooted and borderless territory of grass. . . . . #whereas #laylilongsoldier #oglalasioux #indigenouspoets #nativewriters #WoCbooks #poetry #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading #colonialism #bookstagrammer #grass

Day 11 book 11 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. . . . #insurrecto #ginaapostol #PinayWriters #allpinayeverything #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading #bookstagrammer #binder #samar #balangiga #newfiction #novels #elvis #karaoke #balangiga #bellsofbalangiga #colt45 #howlingwilderness #geronima #colonization #uprisingnotinsurrection #revolutionaries #historicalfiction

Day 10 book 10 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo. This book is 416 pages long and still I didn’t want it to end. It’s a sweeping novel that deftly moves between the northern Philippines and northern California telling the story of three generations of young women who are not so far apart in age. Castillo weaves issues of immigration, class, gender, sexuality, colonization and armed struggle into a sort of second life coming of age story. How she does it all in what seems like an effortlessly epic novel is beyond me, all I know is I already can’t wait for her next book. . . . . #americaisnottheheart #elainecastillo #PinayWriters #allpinayeverything #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading #BayArea #americaisintheheart #bookstagrammer #binder #novels #queerhero #femaleprotagonists

Day 9 book 9 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Hola and Goodbye by Donna Miscolta. Whatever your feels about your own family around the holidays, this is the perfect book to curl up with to get swept up in the joys and pains of a family maybe not so different than your own. In the 1920s Lupita Camacho leaves Mexico and finds work at a fish cannery in Southern California. These fifteen short stories follow her family through three generations of life in America. From a matchmaking wedding dressmaker and vacuum cleaner salesman to twin girls who are high school wrestling champs, the characters in this beautifully rendered, funny and moving collection stay with you long after you finish the book. It’s a joy to read. . . . . #holaandgoodbye #donnamiscolta #latinawriters #mexicanamericanwriters #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #shortstories #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

When you come home to this beauty! My 2 empresses are already using the Yorùbá words in this book! Diverse and cultural books for the win! Jazaakillahu khairan @anaffluentheart and @finderpublications for such a gem! 😘 . . . . #DiverseBooks #DiverseCharacters #MuslimReaders #WOCBooks #YorubaBooks #ChildrensBooks #DiverseChildrensBooks

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