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BookInMyHands

BookInMyHands

Joined May 2016

Mom. Librarian. Reader. 2019 Goal: Reading and posting 50 books by women of color or indigenous women (a mix of youth and adult books).
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I haven‘t loved every Maisie Dobbs book I‘ve read in the last few years and considered giving up the series, but this was good. I love the character development in this series. I think it‘s unusual to find that in a long-running series.

Also, I ruined this library book on accident when a water bottle I thought was completely empty got left open in my bag 😞.

mcipher Oh I hate that! I usually ruin mine with coffee. 🙄 3d
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The Shergill sisters didn‘t have a happy childhood in England, and they didn‘t get along growing up. When their mother dies she leaves them with her last wish- a list of all the places they must go together in India.

Life is complicated for the three sisters. They lead vastly different lives with only their unhappy past in common. But perhaps what they all need the most is each other.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

Megabooks I liked this, too! 6d
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“If you trust in yourself...and believe in your dreams...and follow your star... you‘ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren‘t so lazy.” - Miss Tick

Finished this just in time today (and the audio). Happy Pride Day, Portland! I had fun cheering with family and friends today 👏🏳️‍🌈💕 Also, it was very l o n g, and my son asked why so many people were there “advertising.”

MrBook Great! 😁👏🏻 (edited) 1w
BookInMyHands 🤣 Just realized I tagged Big Magic and not 1w
LauraJ Nice work! 1w
Bradleygirl @BookInMyHands I thought that was an odd Gilbert quote 🤣🤣 1w
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I‘ve listened to Elizabeth Gilbert‘s “Big Magic” once a year for 3 years. It‘s my reminder that creativity is a necessity, and I love her voice. So last night when I got to see Liz in person it made my heart so happy. She was, of course, amazing.

readordierachel Fun! At Powell's no less. Are you in Portland? 1w
BookInMyHands It was sponsored by Powell‘s but at a theater. I‘m close, about 45 minutes away. Unless you hit rush hour, then I discovered I‘m actually about 1.5 hours away. We still made it in time though! 1w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This is the feel-good story I needed right now.

What would happen if the son of the president (a woman, by the way) fell in love with the Prince of Wales? In an election year? All. Of. The. Feels.

#LGBTQIA #bisexual #gay #steamy #ichoosethisrealityplease

Peddler410 I went to the bookstore today for three books. I came home with eight ... this is one I went for. It is not among the eight 😢 Since I did not have it on my phone I forgot to head over to where I saw it Monday. Sigh 😔 I guess another trip is in order. 3w
BookInMyHands @Peddler410 Bummer OR Yay! Another trip to the bookstore! 3w
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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I used to really like dystopian novels, and I keep placing them on hold, starting them, and realizing I just can‘t right now.

So- this book is great. I‘m intrigued. And I‘m quitting after an hour and a half because I just can‘t right now.

emtobiasz Yeah, I kept this one out from the library for too many renewals before I came to the same conclusion. 3w
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Coming Home | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Last week a young child came running into the library, unceremoniously ditched her shoes, and continued into the children‘s area to play with the learning toys.
I could not love this more. The library is a home for the community, a place of welcome for all ages.

#publiclibrarian

RebL 🥰 1mo
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My amazingly talented friend, Bethany Lee, had her first book of poetry published, and I got to have her book release party at the library. She‘s received accolades from the poet laureate of Oregon and many others.

My favorite kind of poetry is the kind that makes you think, “Yes! That‘s exactly it, you understand!” and “Wow! I hadn‘t considered that, now I understand!” I loved this book, and not just because she‘s my friend, I promise.

kspenmoll Fantastic!!! 1mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I stayed up way too late to binge read this one last night. Not only are Hoang‘s romances lovely and steamy, but I love her #neurodiverse characters and their stories. You don‘t have to read Hoang‘s “Kiss Quotient” first, but some of the minor characters star in this one.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

kgriffith Does the neurodiversity get named, or is it more coded? 1mo
BookInMyHands @kgriffith Autism is specifically named and talked about. The author is also Autistic. 1mo
MaggieCarr I'm reading it right now too. Love the hair cut scene. 1mo
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White Rose | Kip Wilson
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I first learned of Sophie Scholl and The White Rose in my high school German class. Sophie and her brother, Hans, along with others fought the Nazis through distributing anti-Nazi leaflets at their university and beyond.

Wilson‘s novel in verse tells Sophie‘s story in verse, a heroic look at a young women, her brother and friends who spoke truth to power and stood for what they believed.

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We love this book, in fact the boy checked it out from the library so many times we bought it for him for Christmas. When I saw the puzzle I couldn‘t resist. 500 pieces and the illustrations are fun and color coded. Good times!

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The Undefeated | Kwame Alexander
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“This is for the unforgettable....

The ones who survived
America
by any means necessary.

And the ones who didn‘t.”

Kwame Alexander‘s poem combined with Kadir Nelson‘s illustrations makes for a magnificent telling of courage, heartbreak and hope.

At the end the historical figures and events represented in each page are outlined, so we know and remember these American heroes and our American history.

#protagonistsofcolor

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I enjoy knitting, but I didn‘t call myself a “Knitter” because I only made things I knit or purled. However, I asked this yarn what pattern it wanted to be, and clearly, so CLEARLY it told me this was the ONLY acceptable pattern. So I had to learn 3 new stitches, because rainbow yarn should get to choose the pattern, and it turns out, I needed to do something different and creative.

And now that I know 5 stitches, I‘m a Knitter.

#audioknitting

rather_be_reading gorgeous! 2mo
Oryx Beautiful colours. I was very excited to learn a new knitting stitch this week too. It's the little things 😀 2mo
julesG You were a knitter. You are a knitter. #knittersoflitsy 😉 2mo
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BookInMyHands @Oryx It absolutely is the little things. 2mo
BookInMyHands @julesG 😊 Also, I would consider anyone who knits a “Knitter,” I just felt for myself that I had to up my game if I was going to claim it 😆 2mo
Beatlefan129 So pretty! I love the color 2mo
SarahHarts_books Very pretty!! 👍 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 👏👏 looks so cool! Im working on 2 scarves - trying cabling for the first time 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful!😍 2mo
DGRachel Fun! 2mo
readordierachel Love the colors! 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo This is looking gorgeous! 1mo
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I‘m incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Rachel Held Evans. I met her several years ago, and saw her speak twice. She was a wise person, a much needed voice advocating for acceptance and love.

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Elle has lived for years with her family as a free woman in the North, but she chooses to serve as a spy and goes back to the South posing as an enslaved person to spy in a Confederate senator‘s house.

There she meets Malcolm McCall, a Northern spy posing as a Confederated captain. There are a million reasons they shouldn‘t be together, and yet...

#romance
#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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I enjoyed this audio so much!
Lois works at a tech company in San Francisco. Her life is predictable and not terribly interesting. When a sourdough starter enters her life, the unexpected happens, friendships bloom, and suddenly Lois gets interesting as she gets interested in life around her.

nelehelen Oooh I‘m reading this right now! Glad you liked it. 2mo
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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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I spent the day taming our tiny yard and cleaning off the deck table and chairs while listening to my audiobook. It‘s been just what I needed.

I‘m loving Sourdough but I have absolutely no idea where it could be heading, which is nice!

Cortg I got a little yard work done this afternoon! Baby steps. 2mo
LiteraryinLititz This was a bizarre but delightful book, I found. 💜 2mo
RealLifeReading What a lovely view! 2mo
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BookInMyHands @Cortg Yes! Every little bit helps. The weeds seem to spring up full-grown overnight this time of year. 2mo
BookInMyHands @RealLifeReading Thank you, it makes the tiny yard feel wonderfully big! 2mo
BookInMyHands @LiteraryinLititz So far I‘m completely delighted and bemused. It feels like a cozy blanket. I do really want sourdough bread though. 2mo
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This picture book biography follows George Fletcher, a black cowboy growing up in the early 1900‘s. Growing up in Umatilla County, Oregon, Fletcher always wanted to ride in the rodeo. In 1911 he rode in the Pendleton Round-Up where his epic ride and subsequent (racist) shut-out earned him the title of “The People‘s Champion.”

This is a great story for elementary, but the display font is hard to read as text 🙄

#readingwomenofcolor2019 #oregonian

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Don't Touch My Hair! | Sharee Miller
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Aria loves her hair: “It‘s soft and bouncy and grows up toward the sun like a sunflower.” But she does not like people touching it without permission. As she tried to escape the hands in her hair she even goes into the ocean and a jungle for peace. Finding none, she tells everyone, “Don‘t touch my hair!”

This fun and silly story carries a firm message: Don‘t. Touch. The. Hair. And, it‘s okay to say, “No.”

#readingwomenofcolor2019

SaraFair I remember kids on the bus in elementary school touching my hair! Stop it! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Omg yes! 🙌🏽 Don‘t mess with the curls people. 👩🏽‍🦱 2mo
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The slim Teen memoir paints a picture of what life was like before and during the Iranian revolution, a well done and relevant look at what happens when freedoms are taken away.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Oh my goodness I love this girl. I just found this book selfie on my phone. She loves this series. I‘m so proud of how hard she works at reading.
#graphicnovel

julesG Future Litten in training. 😉 #raisingreaders 2mo
BookInMyHands @Jules For sure! Half of the pics on my phone are book pics 😂 2mo
tournevis It's coming in French first week of May. My son is very much looking forward to it. 2mo
SaraFair She is gonna kill it on the SAT! 2mo
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Hanging out reading to my eight-year-old at the coffee shop. The youth version of the story is great. I thought she might get bored or lost in the history but she‘s soaking it up.

I feel strongly that my kids know from a young age that Martha & George Washington were racists who owned enslaved people. The story of Ona Judge is remarkable and I‘m so excited to be sharing it.

rretzler 💕 3mo
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Today at the library I used the vacuum cleaner for a mess & the wet vac to clean up pee. I forgot my dinner at home. So at almost 8 p.m., without a filter left, I accidentally devastated a child with the news that Daisy Meadows is not an actual person, and then I somehow thought it would be better if she knew it wasn‘t a new thing and listed off other non-authors.
Holy Fuckballs, where‘s the 🍷

cobwebmoth Aw! I hope you have a better day tomorrow! 3mo
SleepyDragon I actually didn't know that, either. Lol 3mo
Eggbeater It sounds like you did a really hard job and you did amazingly well . Hugs to you! 💕 3mo
LibrarianRyan I didn‘t realize daisy wasn‘t one person. Thanks. I did know the others. I wonder if it started as one person? Now I have to go look this up. 👍 3mo
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George | Alex Gino
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Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today we got to meet Alex Gino, author of “George!”

Reviewsbylola So cool! 3mo
Tamra Yay! 3mo
Christine Aww how great! 3mo
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Under My Hijab | Hena Khan
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A young girl moves through the day with the women of her family and her friends, showing them with their hijabs in public, and without them in private.

A note from the author at the end explains how the hijab is worn as an expression of faith for Muslim women, and how some women (like the author) choose not to wear hijab based on their interpretation of Islamic religious requirements.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Wizards of Once | Cressida Cowell
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Today we started this audiobook (read by David Tenant) on our trip to Kyra‘s Bake Shop for some Celiac-friendly goodness. Both the audiobook and maple donut were a hit!

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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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This fantastic middle- grade book follows Isabella as she navigates between the worlds of her divorced parents- her black father and white mother- as she figures out what it means to be herself.

#racism #microagressions #divorce #middlegrade

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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It‘s my birthday today. Here‘s the clue, so how old am I you beautiful Litten nerds?

Christine I‘ve never read the book but am nerdy enough to google...which leads me to guess it‘s the same age I‘ll be turning next month (but will leave it to a true Hitchhiker‘s nerd to answer!). Happy Birthday!! 🎈 3mo
MicheleinPhilly I have no idea but Happy Birthday! 3mo
emtobiasz It‘s the answer to life, the universe, and everything, isn‘t it? 😂 Happy birthday! 3mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 3mo
MCYmermaid Happy 42! 3mo
Aims42 Happy birthday!! 🥳 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3mo
wordzie Happy birthday🎉 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🎈 3mo
CaitZ Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎂 3mo
BookInMyHands @emtobiasz @MCYmermaid 🤣 👏 👏 👏And @Christine I love that you looked it up! 3mo
Bradleygirl Happy birthday! If you're 42 I have 2yrs to catch-up 3mo
Christine ? I had to know! And now that I‘ve learned that it‘s the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" (thanks, Wikipedia and @emtobiasz !) I have more reason to look forward to turning 42 in April! Happy Birthday again! Hope it‘s been a great day. ❤️ 3mo
KendallMorganHall Happy birthday!! 3mo
Nute Happy Birthday! 3mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 3mo
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Forest Queen | Betsy Cornwell
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This female retelling of the Robin Hood myth was fun, but fell flat in the ending for me. I did like the examination of how little power even women of wealth were afforded, and the juxtaposition of wealth and poverty.

I finished this one for my March book club, but not sure I would have otherwise.

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Heartbreaking, beautiful, moving, and powerful, Fatimah Asghar writes about her experience growing up as an orphaned Pakistani Muslim woman in the U.S., as well as giving voice to other marginalized peoples.

#readingwomenofcolor2019
#poetry

Weaponxgirl This has been on my tbr for ages, gonna have to try and bump it up the list 4mo
mrozzz 🙌🏻👏🏻👌🏻 4mo
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Polaris Rising: A Novel | Jessie Mihalik
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This was so much fun.

Lady Ada has been on the run from her father for 2 years, refusing to marry a man she despises for the good of politics. When she‘s finally captured by mercs she‘s thrown in a cell with the most wanted criminal in the universe. Can they join forces to both get what they need?

Non-stop space action, a bit steamy and a nod to Whedon‘s Firefly, I‘m looking forward to the second book in Oct. 2019.

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Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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Cherokee “Check” America Singer is the mother of 5 boys and caring for her dying husband.

Living in the Cherokee Nation in the late 1800‘s, Check‘s mixed heritage and her household of white and African American family and staff, mixed with hunting for treasure, murder, and the struggle for national sovereignty make for a fascinating Western inspired by the author‘s family.

#readingbooksbywomenofcolor2019
#indigenouswomen

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Set in Pakistan in 2000-2001, Alys is the second of five daughters, 30 years old, unmarried and a teacher. According to her mother she‘s failed at the “grab-a-husband” game. Full of witty social commentary in keeping with Jane Austen, this is a retelling that pays homage to the classic while celebrating Pakistani culture.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Pura Belpré is one of my librarian heroes. In 1921 she came from Puerto Rico to New York where she got a job at the library as a bilingual assistant. But the library doesn‘t have stories from Puerto Rico, or even books in Spanish, so Pura creates storytimes, puppet theaters and even has her own stories published.

This beautiful story illustrates the legacy of Pura Belpré and how she forever changed libraries.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

Weaponxgirl Wow! I‘ve never heard of her before. Thanks for bringing her to my attention 😁 4mo
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“You‘re a person who matters.
Yes, it‘s true.
Now go show the world what a person who matters can do.”

Thirteen indigenous people are featured in this beautiful look at heroes past and present. This would be a great book for grade-schoolers, especially since it shows modern heroes as well as historical heroes.

#indigenouspeoples

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The Day You Begin | Jacqueline Woodson
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“And all at once, in the room where no one else is quite like you,
the world opens itself up a little wider
To make some space for you.”

I read this one as part of our church service last night, and then my friend, who is biracial, shared about her experience growing up as a Christian with a Palestinian heritage in this land of pro-Israel Evangelicals.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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Twig‘s family has a big secret. The secret has kept her from making- or at least keeping friends until now. This friend might just be what Twig and her family need to break the curse and set her family free.

Sweet upper elementary story I needed to finish for #oregonbattleofthebooks2019 so I can moderate battles in a month.

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Stop That Yawn! | Caron Levis
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Gabby Wild is tired of all the 💤 so she drags her Granny to the Never-Sleeping-City. Unfortunately, Granny releases a y a w n on the city and it‘s a scramble for Gabby to try and stop it.

Wonderfully illustrated by one of my favorites, LeUyen Pham, this sweet story pays homage to Maurice Sendak‘s In the Night Kitchen in the type and style. This is the perfect story for bedtime.

#readingwomenofcolor2019 #illustrator

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Finally! The new Angie Thomas book is also performed by Bahni Turpin, hooray!
Just a little excited to be starting this one today 😍.

JaclynW Yay! 5mo
BibliOphelia Read that as Bernie Taupin and couldn‘t make sense of it... 😳😂 5mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I hate zombies. I was searching for audiobooks performed by Bahni Turpin and I was already hooked before I realized- there are ZOMBIES in this book! It‘s ALL about zombies. Shit.

The Civil War ends when both sides join together to fight a sudden 🧟‍♂️ infestation. Jane is a young black woman training to be a lady‘s attendant when she stumbles into a political plot that changes everything.

Even with 🧟‍♂️ I must admit I loved this book.

WhatDeeReads Turpin is the best. 5mo
Bklover Sounds interesting!! Zombies and all! 5mo
BookInMyHands @WhatDeeReads She really is. I have a voice crush on her. I‘ll listen to anything she reads. The new Angie Thomas book “On the Come Up” is out this week, read by Turpin! 5mo
Stephaniereads1 She is my favorite narrator!!! 5mo
GatheringBooks my 17 year old daughter and i are reading this aloud and enjoying it a lot! 5mo
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I‘m working on updating our emergency preparedness kit. If we have to use the kit I think humor will be important. I also need an extra copy of the first Harry Potter, and probably a book on first aid 🤣.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great idea! Maybe these, they are funny and useful. 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sorry, I meant to attach the survival handbook that has some first aid in it and not the travel guide... 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa But yes... in the Day After Tomorrow there are some books to burn, some to read and then burn for heat, and some that you save to read and re-read....I highly second both of your choices (although I‘d want the whole HP series, and probably a solar charger for my kindle 😉) 5mo
BookInMyHands @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂 I‘m a worst case scenario worrier already so I‘ve intentionally stayed away from those books. I did find this book on Amazon that I‘m considering purchasing though: 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookInMyHands That one sounds interesting too! 5mo
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What We Owe | Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde
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I couldn‘t put this slim novel down. Nahid is a woman in her 50‘s, living in Sweden after immigrating from Iran in the 1980‘s. Now facing death, she reflects on her life, relationships, and motherhood without sentimentality. What do we owe those who come before us, and those we leave behind?

It packs a punch, but it‘s not without hope.

#immigrationstories
#readingwomenofcolor2019

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What Is Given from the Heart | Patricia C. McKissack
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This was a beautiful story about poverty, empathy and generosity. James Otis and his mother are barely getting by after the death of his father. When a family at their church loses everything in a fire, James Otis and his mother look for thoughtful and heartfelt ways to help.

While this would be a good read for grades 2-5, the opening page would be anxiety inducing for mine, “Daddy went to sleep and never woke up.”

#readingwomenofcolor2019

kspenmoll Lovely book cover & looks like a wonderful story. 5mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah, I‘m wondering if that would be scary for my kids as well. 💔 5mo
BookInMyHands @Reviewsbylola Also, I know a family that happened to so I think it makes me extra sensitive, remembering how horrible that was. 5mo
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Martian | Andy Weir
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I started listening to this again and ended up needing to finish it. It sucks me in every time! I saw the movie first, liked it so much I decided to listen to the book.

I know what happens, yet I can‘t put it down. That‘s great storytelling. Also, the audio performance is 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟.

BookBabe I concur! 🙌🏻 5mo
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Sometimes I read a book and I don‘t feel it can go back to the library until there‘s another copy sitting on my bookshelf. This is one of those books.

Blair Imani writes about 70 women (including transgender women) and nonbinary people, most of whom are people of color, of different ages and abilities, and religious and non religion backgrounds. The stories are enhanced by a glossary and further resources.

#LGBTQIA
#readingwomenofcolor2019

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Nightlights | Lorena Alvarez Gomez
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I thought this graphic novel was great, but my second and fourth grader did not like it. They didn‘t understand it and they thought it was creepy (it is a little creepy). My sophomore niece was over today and I handed it to her to read. She loved it. But the illustrations, while beautiful, are a little juvenile for the story.

I also really enjoyed that the monster is bested USING MATH!

#readingwomenofcolor2019

Peddler410 I‘m going to look for this to share with my 4th grader. 5mo
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Today I did a bit of #audioyardwork and started listening to the third book in the trilogy. I love the narration on this. I also like that it‘s a trilogy. Small amount of commitment.

And I have Camellias blooming 🌸

Soubhiville Pretty! 5mo
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This was a beautifully compelling memoir. Chung, born of Korean parents and adopted by a white family in the Pacific Northwest, sets out to discover the truth about her birth family. From a well-meaning but “color blind” white family to a complicated birth family, there‘s no certainty, but there is love.

“I know my place in my adoptive family is secure. That is not the same thing as always feeling that I belong.”

#readingwomenofcolor2019

valeriegeary My in person book club is reading this one this month! I'm looking forward to it! 6mo
Megabooks I enjoyed this too! 6mo
nelehelen Can‘t wait to read this! 6mo
BookInMyHands @valeriegeary Nice choice for book club. It‘s also fun reading a book where some of the places mentioned are places you‘ve been. It made me think so much, and not for he first time, about this very white PNW city I grew up in, and how hard that would have been as a person of color when I was a kid. 6mo
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I have a figurative pile of audiobooks but I don‘t really feel like any of them, so I‘m back to this favorite for a bit. Especially since my car radio works for only about 2 seconds every time I get in the car. Usually I can pound the dash to bring it back to life, but not this week...

Texreader At least you have this one, which I loved as well! 6mo
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Lei is born with golden eyes, and as a girl of the Paper caste, this sets her apart. When she‘s chosen as one of the concubines for the Demon King she‘s taken from her family and imprisoned with the other Paper Girls at the palace.

Through friendship and love Lei discovers her own
strength, and the steps she‘s willing to take to protect those she loves.

#Teen #LGBTQIA #readingwomenofcolor2019

BookInMyHands @jpmcwisemorgan This book was great, you should replace your library hold! 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan Thank you! I‘m going to do that today! 6mo
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