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Chelleo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2021-10-24
This was a big ass book and a bit outdated but still essential reading for anyone interested or curious about institutional racism and/or reproductive rights. The research is extensive and at times I needed to take a break because it got to be too heavy. #Blitsy #BlackLitsy #ReadDiverseBooks #BIPOCbooks

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Chelleo
A Lowcountry Bride: A Novel | Preslaysa Williams
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book because it‘s rare that I come across a Black Filipina main character that reflects me and heritage. There were some elements that I like…particularly how both cultures showed up in her work but it felt off and a bit forced. I think the narration did little to help as some of the Tagalog words were mispronounced. #blitsy #readdiversebooks

Gissy I love the cover! 1y
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Larkken
The Henna Wars | Adiba Jaigirdar
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July #BookSpin (whoohoo!)+ bk8:
I could see this being an important book for some young person in its depiction of a 16 year old Bangladeshi girl who comes out to her (Muslim) family as gay, and how she deals with discrimination and cultural appropriation in her all-girls Irish school. And, yes, that‘s A LOT; sometimes I found it a little overwhelming! #queer #readdiversebooks

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Larkken
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July book 7:
Really great! It melded the hustle of Asian aunties & conjunction of new+old money/influence/customs as present in Crazy Rich Asians while still allowing for the authenticity of ancient beliefs. Also, tbh, I got tired of the wealth porn in CRA, & found the ppl in BWS to be more human & interesting, esp the MC who navigates her queer+Asianness after newly immigrating to Malaysia from the US with her family #queer #readdiversebooks

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Repost from @nelehelen ❤️📚🎉🎊 Click the link below for her recommendations!

Also, May is AAPI Heritage Month! Helen put a few recos together on her IG!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/COVUco3riG5/?igshid=10qguw8fjusaf

#Diversifyyourbookshelf
#Readdiversebooks
#Bookreccomendations from @nelehelen

nelehelen Ahhh thank you so much Misty!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen you‘re welcome!! Sending you lots of love 💕 2y
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Chelleo
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🎧⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2021-04-10 — I really enjoyed this selection of short stories. Interesting variety of characters and storylines. Quick read. #BlackLitsy #Blitsy #BlackAuthor #ReadDiverseBooks #BIPOCAuthors

AcademicHustler It‘s on my TBR list. 2y
Chelleo @AcademicHustler I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the writing and the narration. Hope you like it. 2y
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Chelleo
Lux: The New Girl #1 | Ashley Woodfolk
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2020-02-26 — A super short but fully developed story of a girl trying to find a place to fit in and belong. The first in a series. Love the cover art and narration. #Blitsy #BlackLitsy #ReadDiverseBooks

Tera66 That cover!😍 2y
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Chelleo
Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2020.02.26 — Wow! What a great ride. It‘s a BAB but worth the 18 hours of narration. It‘s a new take on the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table with a twist of Root/Blood Magic woven in. I‘m not well versed in King Arthur‘s story but this book makes me want to check into it. Can‘t wait for the next book! #Blitsy #BlackLitsy #ReadDiverseBooks

Charityann Love the artwork! This is on my TBR list.😊 2y
Librariana A BAB? Could you kindly explain? I'm afraid I've not heard what the acronym/abbreviation/term could mean, so please pardon my ignorance 😔 Thanks in advance! 💜📚 2y
julesG I'm bumping it up to the top of #MountTBR 2y
Chelleo @Librariana Sorry...BAB= Big Ass Book 😆 2y
Librariana @Chelleo - I LOVE it!! 😂 Thank you for teaching me a new term! 😁😊 2y
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Chelleo
Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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I lucked up with a great follow-up read to Amari and the Night Brothers. Another fantasy with a Black female protagonist...a bit older (college aged), darker and heavier but a really good book so far (7 of 18 hours in!). #BlackLitsy #Blitsy #ReadDiverseBooks

Zoes_Human This is so good! The narrator for the audio is one of the best too. 2y
Copwithabook @Zoes_Human thanks for the comment about the audio! I‘ll try listening to this one 2y
Zoes_Human @Copwithabook You're welcome. If you enjoy the narrator's style, you might also try “Raybearer“ by Jordan Ifueko on audiobook. It's the same narrator, and I enjoyed it as much as this. 2y
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Chelleo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 2021.02.21 I cannot express how much I loved this book!! I‘m so bummed that now I‘m just sitting here left waiting for the next installment. Good news though... the movie rights have been picked up so hopefully we‘ll see it on screen at some point soon. Can‘t wait! #Blitsy #BlackLitsy #ReadDiverseBooks
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Sharpeipup Just picked this up at the library! 2y
Chelleo @Sharpeipup Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2y
Come-read-with-me Stacked! 2y
rachelsbrittain I just started the audiobook today and am adoring it! 2y
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