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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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Enjoyable, unique, and well-produced story about an Americanized daughter of Indian parents. The mom wants to arrange a traditional marriage, but daughter isn‘t having any of that. When fate steps in, this story takes a turn you‘d never expect. The superstitions of the “old country” juxtaposed with voicemail, phone calls, and texting format make for a fun and thought-provoking listen. #audibleoriginal #diverseauthors #litfluence

WJCintron It‘s amazing and heartwrenching!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @WJCintron I‘m pretty sure it‘s your recent review that made me start it! 📚💜 1y
shawnmooney Long time no chat, Barbara! I‘ve continued following your reviews on Goodreads, though, and have recently come back to Litsy. This wee audiobook sounds great! Any chance I could coax you onto Zoom for a ten-minute chat about it for my new series Bite-sized Book Chats? The playlist is here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf. Would love to have you as a guest! 1y
WJCintron @BarbaraTheBibliophage YAY!! 😃 I'm glad you liked it!! ❤ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @shawnmooney Sure - let‘s chat on GR and see what works! 1y
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TheBookAddict
Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
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“It is possible to have a loving relationship full of mutual respect and good intentions, like Gabriela‘s. But if you ever feel you are in a situation like Enchanted, where you‘re being used, threatened, sexually coerced, or you simply feel uncomfortable, please seek help right away. Tell your parents, one of your friend‘s parents, a trusted teacher, or a relative.”

#YesiReads #YA #DiverseBooks #DiverseAuthors #FemaleAuthor

TheBookAddict National Domestic Violence Hotline www.the hotline.org 1-800-799-7233 • National Sexual Violence Resource Center www.nsvrc.org • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) www.rainn.org • ME TOO metoomvmt.org 2y
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TheBookAddict
The Skin I'm in | Sharon Flake
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Short but powerful.

Maleeka, a seventh grader, is being bullied at school because she has dark skin and she wears handmade clothes, among other things. Since her father passed away she had forgotten to see how beautiful and smart she is instead of listening to what others have to say. Maleeka has to learn to see herself through her own eyes, find her voice, and to stay true to herself.

#YesiReads #middlegrade #diversebooks #diverseauthors

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TheBookAddict
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Quite a short/quick story. The dialogue makes this story, it gives you a sense of who the people in the story are. A story of people spending the holidays with their chosen family, a steamy romance, good food, and new beginnings. I enjoyed it.

***I don‘t know about the cover art. The way the characters were described doesn‘t really match the art. Also, there are a few typos, but nothing major.

#YesiReads #diverseauthors #diversebooks #romance

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TheBookAddict
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I enjoyed this romcom so much! After I read Get A Life Chloe Brown I was hooked and knew I had to read the second book in The Brown Sisters‘ series and it did not disappoint. I can‘t wait for the final book in the series to come out. I need to know Eve‘s story.
It was quite steamy, adorable, and just great.

#YesiReads #RomCom #NovelNovember #diversebooks #diverseauthors @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds great 👏👏👏 2y
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TheBookAddict
Afterlife | Julia Alvarez
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Wow...it‘s been a while since I‘ve read a book by Julia Alvarez.

This is a #mustread about loss, grief, life, life after loss, love, family, sisterhood, mental illness, words, immigration, forgiveness, and self love. All of the intricacies of life, in a nutshell.

#YesiReads #JuliaAlvarez #diverseauthors #diversebooks #contemporaryfiction

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover 2y
TheBookAddict @Cathythoughts it is. A beautiful story as well. 😊 2y
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TheBookAddict
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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“Not a problem. I don‘t feel uncomfortable for working, at a food spot or otherwise. I‘ve had a lot of things to feel ashamed about and I‘ve learned most of them are other people‘s problems, not mine.”

#YesiReads #YA #quote #diversebooks #diverseauthors #diversecharacters

#TookeyToles has been my faithful reading buddy this chilly, rainy, and gloomy day.

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TheBookAddict
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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So good! I‘m enjoying it, but it‘s almost midnight and I‘m tired. So I‘ll stop here and finish it tomorrow. 😁

#YesiReads #YA #LitsyAtoZ #AbecedarianTBR #A #diversecharacters #diverseauthors #diversebooks #femaleauthor

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TheBookAddict
The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Oh my, I couldn‘t stop reading it once I started and I usually don‘t read romance. I loved the diverse characters. It‘s about a Vietnamese country girl who just wants to make a better life for her family and an autistic Vietnamese-American guy who thinks he can‘t feel/experience emotions. They‘ve both been hurt emotionally, in different ways, so they both feel an aversion to relationships. Nevertheless they must live together for a whole summer.

TheBookAddict It made me laugh and hurt for the characters. I loved it, it was a fun read. I‘m glad I gave it a chance. #YesiReads #diversecharacters #diverseauthors #AbecedarianTBR #LitsyAtoZ2020 #H @BookishMarginalia (edited) 3y
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TheBookAddict
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“It wasn‘t like one of those scenes in a movie, where the princess floats lightly into the waiting hero‘s arms. I was more like an anvil that comes plummeting down on a cartoon character‘s head. I fell, like a graceful barbell, right on top of Neel.”

😆 made me chuckle.

Picture: google image search of “Princess falling”

#diversebooks #diversecharacters #diverseauthors #middlegradebooks #middlegradefantasy #YesiReads

Schnoebs That is no princess falling, that‘s my queen Sailor Moon 😂😂😂💕💕💕 3y
TheBookAddict @Schnoebs I miss that show! 3y
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