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4thhouseontheleft
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Pickpick

It took a long time to read this, but that is not an indication of my enjoyment, just how busy I have been!

Aru Shah is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology. I love that Rick Riordan is supporting diverse authors to write #OwnVoices books rather than taking on mythology retellings from other cultures himself. I definitely need to read more of Roshani Choksi‘s books, I love her writing style!

This is also a new fave series for Maya.

Scochrane26 I always think I‘m going to read a lot while on a trip, but I never do, except on the plane. I‘m too busy doing or seeing sights. 1d
4thhouseontheleft @Scochrane26 I read a lot on beach trips, but not vacations like this where we have full day activities lined up. And at night we usually play card or board games. 1d
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jenniferlgadd
On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I might or might not have used my HPB birthday coupon for more classroom library books. Some specific #OwnVoices selections, and of course I raided that clearance shelf!

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Lindy
Blood Heir | Amélie Wen Zhao
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Wow! Interesting article in The Guardian. I take issue with the part about YA starting with Harry Potter, but that‘s totally aside from the main point, which has to do with #ownvoices :
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/15/torn-apart-the-vicious-war-over-yo...

suzisteffen I will read it BUT I think a lot of these articles are click bait that blame people who are protesting problematic language and writing/editing choices instead of (the articles) engaging with the actual issues. 5d
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Christine
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I don‘t read as many books about autism as a mom of a kid on the spectrum probably should. But I‘d like to more regularly read books BY people with autism, because - besides being inherently important because #ownvoices - they tend to have the tone and perspectives that I find most valuable. This is a great one - the memoir of a brilliant, successful journalist diagnosed as an adult. Insightful, well-written, and entertaining.

riversong153 Nice cover! 6d
Christine @riversong153 Agreed! 🙂 6d
Owlizabeth I‘ve got two boys on the spectrum and I‘m always looking for #ownvoices books - stacked!! 5d
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katreader
Days by Moonlight | Andre Alexis
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This pic doesn‘t do this great cover justice but I‘ll take a better one later. #canlit #canadianauthor #andrealexis #setinontario #setincanada #currentlyreading #summerreads #roadtrip #weirdbooks #diversereads #ownvoices

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Chrissyreadit
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I am overwhelmed with ideas and do not want to go in too many directions- so am trying to get a list of 6 books that reflect quality writing from diverse sources for American Literature. Thanks for any help you offer! #raisingreaders #nextgeneration #ownvoices #homeschoolhighschool

Ms.Story Not sure about what age group or parameters you're looking for but this might be worth a look 1w
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Ms.Story For mature readers, one of my top pics is 1w
Ms.Story Short & accessible with lots of techniques to analyse: 1w
Chrissyreadit @Ms.Story thank you!So many options- we have read The Absolutely True Diary and To Kill A Mockingbird (my son‘s middle name is Atticus) and The Giver- but I think I love The Invisible Man and Ethan Frome recommendations! Thank you so much!They are in High School and skilled readers. 1w
Chrissyreadit @4thhouseontheleft I love your choices! I worry I am not providing diversity with typical canon and not being rigorous enough but Night and Their Eyes Were Watching God are rigorous- and Funny In Farsi sounds like a great option. I will look at House On Mango Street too- I think I have it but have not read it. 1w
IamIamIam I have this on my TBR 1w
IamIamIam A different perspective 1w
IamIamIam I got through half of this but I'm not sure if it's good for HS 1w
IamIamIam Not an easy read but definitely hits in a place I didn't expect, especially since it takes place fairly recently and is loosely based on an experience the author had. 1w
Chrissyreadit @IamIamIam thank you for great recommendations! 1w
IamIamIam @Chrissyreadit Happy to help!! You guys have read the Track series, right? Middle grade but such wonderful storytelling! 1w
Chrissyreadit @IamIamIam we haven‘t but I‘m going to see about getting it. 1w
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jenniferlgadd
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I won this book on a book give-away over on Twitter, and it arrived yesterday evening. Very excited to read it and get it on my classroom library shelves! Incidentally, author Tom Ryan is a good person to follow. #mystery #whodunit #lgbtqa+ #ownvoices

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 1w
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gingerandjazz
I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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Been a minute since I‘ve been on here, but I couldn‘t resist sharing this adorable new book. The story is just as cute and charming as its exterior, def recommend if you‘re looking for a sweet #YA #ownvoices romance with a journey of self-discovery, touching family dynamics, and LOTS of mouthwatering descriptions of food. (I ate multiple donuts while reading.)

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kgriffith
In Our Own Worlds: Four LGBTQ+ Tor.com Novellas | Kai Ashante Wilson, Margaret Killjoy, JY Yang, Ellen Klages
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Tor put together a collection of four LGBTQ+ sci-fi novellas for pride month, free download here: ebookclub.tor.com 🏳️‍🌈 #queerbooks #ownvoices #scifi #bookclub #ebook #freebooks