Monday, December 14, 2009

Color Me Brown Links

Every week you will find Color Me Brown Links. This feature grew out of our Color Me Brown Challenge.

Anyone else busy this holiday season? You might not have time to get in the kind of reading you'd like to but that's okay, check CMB to find new reads to look forward to. This week, we feature:

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa Yee reviewed by Bonnie at Bonnie's Books. I like how Bonnie thinks and how she expresses how she feels.
I was delighted to learn that women figured out a way, in their isolation from each other, to communicate even without email or telephones. They made up their own women's writing, nu shu, that men were unable to read, and kept in touch by exchanging a silk fan with their secret messages painted on it. However different the lives of Lily and Snow Flower may seem to me, my friends and I sometimes have misunderstandings that spoil our friendships, just like women of that age.

Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice reviewed by Terri at Brown Girl Books. Terri just rocks. I like so much of what this woman does: homeschools, edits publications and she's a frugalista.
With well developed characters and writing just right in tone and pace, Brice has really tackled the issue of race in a no nonsense manner. Everyone clearly and boldly states their ideas on the subject.

My Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Kahdra Mohammed reviewed by Natasha at Maw's Books. Natasha is fiercely committed to social justice. If you don't know, check out the Social Justice Challenge she is co-hosting. Challenge begins in January.
an excellent book to help teach children about the millions of children in the world who are refugees. There is an author’s note at the end which explains who refugees are, why they must flee their home countries, how they lived in camps, and how they must make a new home in foreign countries.

Native American Heritage wrap-up at Reading In Color. Ari gets it done. The girl is a top student, athlete and reads like nobody's business. I tell you, this young poc advocate is seriously blazing a trail. Check out her multiple reviews for Native American Heritage Month.


Maw Books said...

Thank you so much Susan for linking over to my review and for blogging about the Social Justice Challenge. It's going to be an awesome challenge and I'm thrilled that you're participating!

Browngirl said...

Awww shucks! Thanks for the link. You're so awesome Latonya!

Rebecca Reid said...

you may be interested to know about the Harlem Renaissance blog tour that will be in February 2010. I am so excited about it!

I also reviewed some awesome intro books about the Harlem Renaissance on my own blog last Friday: