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I struggled picking only two books for the #diverseread challenge of #24in48 but wanted to focus on what I chose. These lovelies have been my go to books when people ask me for recommendations! Stealing Buddha's Dinner gave me a glimpse into a culture that I knew nothing about and made me want more! I discovered Maya Angelou's poetry when I was young in poetry and forever changed and moved by the grace and power of her words! @24in48

The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Playing catch-up
Day 14: #snowycover, this is on my TBR
Day 15: #diverseread, loved this book, one of my first looks into Chinese culture
Day 16: #retelling, my current read, what if Ariel never defeated Ursula?

#ANewChapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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#DiverseRead from my tbr shelf from @Jas16 💗

Can‘t wait to read this one!!


TheFunkyBookworm On my list too!!! 12mo
BooknerdsLife Have this on my TBR for ages too 😅 12mo
Jas16 😘 12mo
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SassyBookworm Enjoy!!! This was one of my favorite books from 2018!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SassyBookworm yay!!! I will!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This book seems popular! Is it a series? 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz from what I read it is first in a series!! 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks darn. I don't really read series 😔 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks darn I don't really read series 😔 12mo
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#anewchapter #diverseread
January 15
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
I just recently read this very good book. Jaya goes to India to discover her history and heritage. I learned a lot about that culture

Jerdencon I have this one - need to get to it! 12mo
Crazeedi @Jerdencon I think you will enjoy 12mo
nu-bibliophile I have this one too. It's in my "very soon" tbr pile. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 12mo
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MallenNC I loved that book. In my top ten for 2018. 12mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC That‘s good to hear! The premise is good but I trust your taste above all else! 12mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 That's nice! I hope you like it too. 12mo
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I love using books in my classroom to teach life lessons and diversity is no different! #diverseread #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗❤️📚💗❤️ 12mo
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This diverse read is brought to you curtesy of my classroom library. I haven‘t had a chance to read this myself yet, but several of my students have checked it out and enjoyed it! Plus they were just discussing this one on one of my favorite bookish podcasts recently so I really need to move it up on the TBR!
#anewchapter #diverseread
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

staci.reads It's a great one! 12mo
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Anansi is an Ashanti folk hero story that I use frequently to teach theme, sequencing, and inference to elementary/middle grades. He's clever all right...
#diverseread #anewchapter

scowler1 Best folk hero ever! Coolest teacher ever! 12mo
Eggs Awww @scowler1 sweet sincere compliment - thanks❣️ 12mo
Purrfectpages I use this one in my classroom a lot! 12mo
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Shadowheart | Tad Williams
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This book may be set in a fictional land but it is definitely full of diverse characters
#DiverseRead 👩🏻👩🏼👩🏽👩🏾👩🏿👩🏻‍🦰 #ANewChapter 🥂

Question: Am I the only one who doesn‘t really pay attention to the description/ethnicity of the characters in the books I read? I tend to pay attention to the story, and actions & personalities of the characters not what they are supposed to look like.

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

xicanti The thing is--and I promise I don't mean this in a nasty or condescending way--ethnicity is about more than what people look like. People have to navigate the world in different ways because the goal posts aren't in the same place for everyone, and that has a major impact on personality traits and peoples' actions. It's a complex issue for a short Litst comment, so I'd encourage you to look up "intersectionality." There's lots out there. 12mo
JuliaTheBookNerd @xicanti I‘ve never heard of intersectionality, I‘ll have to look into it 😊 12mo
Shaneyney I‘ve read a lot by Tad Williams. Not sure if I‘ve read this one or not. Is it part of a series? 12mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd @Shaneyney It is the last book in the Shadowmarch quartet. 12mo
Eggs Me too, colorblind in that way 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗 12mo
rjsthumbelina So, I used to not notice. But what I have found is that if no descriptions are given (or at least noticed by me), then I default to picturing a white person. And I do find that problematic, at least for me - I make it a goal now to read books with diverse characters so that I make sure I am building as much empathy with characters that don't look like me as those that do. This book sounds really good! 12mo
BooksMcD @rjsthumbelina I don‘t think that‘s on you! The way authors write, the default race for their characters is usually their own. So if they‘re white they only offer a descriptor of race if the person isn‘t white. The default is white. AALANA authors tend to do the same thing and only offer description when the race is different from their own. Obvi I haven‘t read everyone, but reading AALANA might be the best way to gain or challenge perspective. 😊 12mo
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