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Lindy
Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Winner of two important #LGBTQ awards—Stonewall & Lambda—the primary audience for this first-person tale are readers who are around the same age as the main character, who‘s 12. Caroline Murphy was abandoned by her mother for unknown reasons, is bullied at school, and falls in love with another girl. To set her even further apart, Caroline can see spirits. A heartfelt & memorable story set in the US Virgin Islands. #diversevoices #audiobook

Kathrin I just started this for @booked2019 . I am glad you liked it!! 5mo
Lindy @Kathrin I could tell the story was close to the author‘s heart. I appreciate that kind of writing. 😊 5mo
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Lindy
The Bridge Home | Padma Venkatraman
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To escape their abusive father, a girl & her sister—who has some kind of cognitive disability like Down Syndrome—flee to a city, where they team up with a pair of homeless boys. They find work such as garbage-picking & they look out for each other. A few passages are rather preachy, but overall this is a moving tale of children being resourceful. A middle grade #audiobook set in southern India and read by the author. #diversevoices

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Lindy
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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If you like retold tales as much as I do, I suggest this collection of 15 stories based on Asian mythology. A feast for hungry ghosts and readers alike, written by YA luminaries like Roshani Chokshi, Julie Kogawa, Cindy Pon, Melissa de la Cruz, Aisha Saeed & Aliette de Bodard. They include fox spirits & other shapeshifters, familiar tales like the Cowherd & the Weaver, and 2 from the Mahabharata. #diversevoices #audiobook

Lindy I ran out of room to mention that the audiobook narrators are Kim Mai Guest and Vikas Adam, depending on whether the story is from a female or a male point of view. (edited) 12mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Sounds great. Beautiful cover! 12mo
Tonton @Lindy whoa, this is on my TBR; are we on the same wavelength this week? 12mo
Lindy @Tonton Ha! I guess we are. 👯‍♂️ 12mo
Lindy @LoveToReadLiveToRead I appreciate covers like this that actually are relevant to the stories inside. 12mo
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Lindy
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A collection of personal essays about topics like feminism, rape culture, self-image, racism and being a brown-skinned #Canadian born of Kashmiri immigrants. The pieces fit together smoothly, so this reads like one frank and witty memoir. It‘s her relationship with her parents that ties everything together; I like that her father reads the segments between chapters, with Koul narrating the rest of her work in the #audiobook. #diversevoices

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Lindy
Dear Current Occupant | Chelene Knight
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Chelene Knight grew up in poverty in a single parent family in Vancouver. This multi-format memoir documents snapshot fragments from her youth with a drug-addicted mother, moving to new housing frequently and suddenly, and being of mixed heritage (Black and South Asian). Poetic, intimate and moving. #CanadianAuthor #diversevoices

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Lindy
The Lost Ones | Sheena Kamal
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Atmospheric suspense, set on the mean streets Vancouver, and starring a brown woman who has been broken in so many ways, yet doesn‘t let that stop her from fighting to do things her way. Even if it means alienating everyone who has shown her kindness. Everyone except her dog, who‘s my second-favourite character in this gritty crime novel. Racism, poverty and the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. #DiverseVoices #Canadian

Lindy Also published under the title 1y
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Lindy
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Hilarious. Lots of action. So much fun! Genie is a contemporary Chinese American teenager in California who finds she doesn‘t really have a choice about fighting demons when the Monkey King turns up in her life. #Audiobook narrated by Nancy Wu. #diversevoices

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Lindy
The Secret of the Stars | Jason Eaglespeaker, Gitz Crazyboy
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A spiritual philosophy, told through fiction, drawing on the author‘s Blackfoot and Dene #Indigenous traditions and oral storytelling. It‘s not exactly my thing, but I can see its appeal. The sincerity of the revealed truths gives this a shining strength, with lessons like: your heart is your home; trust in Spirit; and learn to love yourself. Also, it‘s only 110 pages so I stuck with it despite ubiquitous typos. #CanadianAuthor #diversevoices

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Coldest Winter Ever | Sister Souljah
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Finished The Coldest Winter Ever by @sistersouljah over the weekend and I don‘t even know how some of y‘all were reading this in middle school. lol This book was an extremely good read and just when I thought Winter was going to catch a break in life, another plot twist was thrown at me. More of my thoughts are on the blog.

BWRB Lol I don't think we were supposed to be. But it was so good! 2y
Chelleo I‘m one of the few people who didn‘t care for this book. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I do appreciate it‘s place in #urbanlit and #diversevoices it just wasn‘t my speed 2y
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1984 | George Orwell
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1. My fave bookmarks these days given to me by @Bookladylinda . Books help us grow 🙂!
2. I can‘t seem to get through in 1984 and I‘ve been trying to read it since high school. This is the year to succeed though!
3. Leftovers (noodles, green beans, samosas, curried beef patties)
4. #diversevoices
5. Jean Auel‘s The Mammoth Hunters

aprilpohren I think these are the coolest looking bookmarks! Do they stay in well? 2y
robinb @aprilpohren I was wondering that as well! 🧐 2y
Wbabdullah I haven‘t had any problem with them @aprilpohren and @robinb . They have short stems but I haven‘t had any fall out. I‘d imagine that if you pull them out or drop your book a certain way they might but that requires scientific experimentation to prove 🧐. You can also put them right in the middle of the page instead of peeping out of your book. 2y
Bookladylinda @Wbabdullah , awww!!! So glad you love them. 2y
robinb @Wbabdullah thanks, I love those! 2y
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