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Stargazing | Jen Wang
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Loved this sweet story about friendship, guilt, and forgiveness. Based on the author‘s personal experience, this is a great read for fans of Shannon Hale‘s Real Friends.

#graphicnovel
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Peddler410 Loved this one! 4d
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We had fun this last weekend at the #pdxbookfest and attended a reading by Ibtihaj Muhammad of her new picture book. We loved this story about being yourself and a young girl‘s first day at school wearing hijab.
Also, wonderful to hear more about the life of this determined Olympian, and the first Muslim-American to compete while wearing hijab, and the first Muslim-American to medal.
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Bookzombie I loved this picture book! So cool that you to hear her read it. 5d
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Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All | Carolyn Choi, Latoya Council
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“Where there‘s room for some we make room for all. Friends can be allies no matter how small.”

I read this at dinner to my elementary-age kids, and now we are following the book discussion guide and having fantastic discussions. This is such a great guide to talk about the parts of who we are that make us, us, which of those parts have privilege, and how we can use our privilege to be an ally and friend.

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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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I usually only read seasonal books in the right season, but this just came out and I‘m hoping to see the author at the Portland Book Festival in a few weeks.

I‘m a fan of Guillory‘s contemporary romances. When Vivian Forest joins her daughter‘s work trip to England to style the duchess she unexpectedly falls for the Queen‘s private secretary, Malcolm Hudson. Light, sweet, fun- a good holiday read.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Emoni has a lot on her plate- it‘s her senior year of high school, she has a toddler daughter, and she works to keep the household running with her abuela.

When an unexpected elective comes up, Emoni puts her mad cooking skills to the test as she works to balance family, school, and a new love.

I‘ll read (listen) to anything from Acevedo. She is fantastic. Poets writing fiction is the best.

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LiteraryinLititz I loved this one as well! It was my first book by this author. I guess I should read her previous? 1mo
BookInMyHands @LiteraryinLititz Yes! You should try 1mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Keiko is thirty-six and has been working at a convenience store for half her life. She has trouble relating to people and understanding how they feel she should behave, but at the store the world makes sense to her. But Japanese culture is telling Keiko what she should want- a higher paying job or a husband and family, and she must choose between the life she wants and the life people tell her she must want.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I finally listened to this one, and of course I loved it. I expected to like it, but I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the perspective of a working mom and a black woman who was never excited to be in the public eye, but leveraged her influence for the best.

After listening to this on audiobook I feel like Michelle and I are friends, and of course I can‘t help feeling sad she‘s no longer in the White House.

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GypsyKat This has been on my TBR list for way too long, I need to move it up on the list! 3mo
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America | Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert, Justina Ireland, Rita Williams-Garcia, Rene Watson, Lamar Giles, Coe Booth, Varian Johnson, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Tochi Onyebuchi, Liara Tamani, Jay Coles, Leah Henderson
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I love short stories and how the good ones leave you feeling satisfied at the wholeness even in a few pages.

Every single one of these stories was fantastic. As the subtitles says, “Stories of being young & black in America.”

I‘ve read many of these authors before, but I‘m placing holds for books from the authors I didn‘t know. Since 12/17 of the authors identify as Black & female, I‘m still considering this #readingwomenofcolor2019

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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Amal helps her mother, and loves attending school in Pakistan. Some day she plans to attend university. On a trip to the market all her plans are suddenly upended when the vicious village landlord is upset by her words after almost running her over. In anger he recalls her family‘s debt and she‘s forced into indentured servitude.

Heartbreaking, powerful, and ultimately hopeful.

#middlegrade
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For Black Girls Like Me | Mariama J. Lockington
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When Keda‘s white parents move the family to New Mexico, Keda is left to navigate a new middle school without her best friend, and just as her family life is unraveling.

This compelling story gives voice to life as a black youth in a white family, and the racism she faces every day while trying to figure out where she belongs.

#fivestars
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