The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The American Dream. Many people talk about it, but no one really knows what it means. Some people work their entire lives to try and achieve it and some people succeed. Sadly, sometimes it takes death to figure out that not only you achieved the American Dream, but excelled beyond it. Here’s more about the…

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

It took me a quick second to get into this book, but once I got into it I was hooked. I’ve read a lot of fantasy and this has to be one of the best fantasies I’ve read in a while. I didn’t think this was an easy read. I didn’t think this was one…

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Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

As I write this, I’m also reading an article about how a 19-year-old girl was attacked at her local hospital. She was wearing her hijab and a 57-year-old man came up from behind her and proceeded to punch her repeatedly in the back of her head. Why? The article doesn’t go into the details as…

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

If you were born a first-generation child of an immigrant, then this story will resonate so much in your heart that it might break. Here’s more about the book At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is…

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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

This is an incredible story about how a young teenager sets out to find the truth behind her mother’s passing. What she finds is something way more than she imagined. Here’s more about the book Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.…

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Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

When you read this story, you’re going to be taken aback. You’re going to assume this is the story about young women who are kidnapped and rapped and treated like dirt and you’ll feel this overwhelming need to protect and speak out for these women. What you won’t understand is that this life is a…

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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

I kind of went into this book blindly. Because a friend was doing a challenge to read books by Native American authors. With very little knowledge of what this book is about, I read it. I could write a whole dissertation on the different themes of this novel. It was surprisingly short and compact for…

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Why I read diverse books

I was going to hold off on posting this for a few days, but I’ve been feeling down lately and decided to post this today. This is a question I’ve been trying to post about for a little while now. I think for a lot of people “diverse reads” means something different to them. It…

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Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

I’ve read all the books in the CRAZY RICH ASIANS series not because I’m Asian and it’s a book about Asians. I honestly don’t relate to these people at all and that’s mostly because I don’t come from money. However, it’s like watching an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous where you get a…

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How do I review Sing, Unburied, Sing?

The other night, in the silence of my apartment, I tore through the last 50 pages of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. I sat on my couch while waiting for my dinner to cook in the oven, getting up every so often to make sure my meatballs weren’t burning. Once I finished the book,…

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