Remember when you were a kid and getting new crayons was a big deal? Getting new books holds the same kind of magic for some of us big kids. Every week on Sunday, I post what's new in our box. I think crayons is a pretty cool metaphor for multicultural lit. Every week we receive a book is a good week.
Color Online staff and I have had a good week. Check out our treasures:
Little by David Treuer because of Susan's CORA Diversity Roll Call.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. I have this. Lorde is amazing.
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Little Machine by Victor LaValle
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat. You cannot go wrong with Danticat.
The Girl who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow. Want this. We need to feature this writer. Can anyone get a hold of her?
I got Page from a Tennessee Journal by Francine Thomas Howard. Thanks, Zetta! Stay tune for Zetta's interview with the author.
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Frances Temple. Had this on the shelf. Must push this up tbr.
Fabulous by Simone Bryant. The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. 3 African American girls in private school uniforms, it screams chick lit about POC. So I've decided to give it a try.
What did you get this week from the library, bookstore or on trade?