November African American Historical Events

Read information on historical African American events in November posted on The Munirah Chronicle : http://listserv.icors.org/scripts/wa-ICORS.exe?A1=ind1611&L=munirah

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Libros Latinx: The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande — Latinxs in Kid Lit

The original version of this memoir was written for general audiences. This review is based on an advance reader’s copy of the young readers edition. Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver Echoes of Cinderella reverberate throughout Reyna Grande’s forceful and captivating memoir of a family torn apart by internal and external stressors, centered in a years-long […]

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[Review] Not A Self-Help Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu – by Yi Shun Lai — Read Diverse Books

I have never read a self-help book myself, at least not all the way through, but I’ve heard that they’re a multi-billion dollar industry just in the U.S. alone. It seems Americans are willing to spend big money on self-improvement or ways to “fix” themselves. I can certainly see the appeal. Who doesn’t want to…

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Q&A With Yi Shun Lai, Author of “Not A Self-Help Book” — Read Diverse Books

Last week I reviewed Yi Shun Lai’s Not A Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu and let me once again recommend it to you all. If you’re a fan of epistolary novels, this book is a must-must read. It has a unique voice and plot, with memorable characters and complex relationships. The mother-daughter relationship is…

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Review: Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez — Read Diverse Books

Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s Reputations was originally published in 2006 in the author’s native Spanish. Ten years after publication, English-speakers finally get the chance to read this novel by the award-winning and often-lauded Colombian writer. I don’t read nearly enough translated fiction, especially from South American authors, so Reputations sounded like the perfect book for me. Plot Overview …

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Good Men & Bad Men: On Latino Masculinities in Joe Jiménez’s Bloodline — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, PhD Throughout this presidential campaign, Donald Trump has referred to Latino men, generally speaking, as “criminals,” “rapists,” and “bad hombres.” Unfortunately, the image of Latino men in popular culture as hyper-masculine, violent, and dangerous is not new. Trump tapped into, and exploited, a long standing, racist, xenophobic fear of black […]

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2016 Book Releases by Native Americans To Read Before And After The Year Ends — Read Diverse Books

This post is in honor of Native American Heritage Month, which runs all the through November. As with Latinx Heritage Month, I want to again stress that months of targeted celebration are important but we should never limit exploration of certain voices and stories to those months. On my end, I have continued with my pledge…

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