Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Crayons: What's New Our Our Shelves

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?

Happy Reading.


Shelia said...

My pile of books to read is getting higher and higher but no complaints because I'm a collector of books. I see some books on your list that I need (well want) to get.

I recently got from the book store: Big Girls Do Cry by Carl Weber and via the mail: Sleep No More by Susan Crandall.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I really liked Page from a Tennessee Journal and heartily recommend it (it will not be available, however until March). I have a review scheduled for February 13.

Kaethe said...

When I was adding The Girl who Fell From the Sky to my Goodreads to-read list, I saw that Heidi Durrow was listed as a Goodreads author. I sent her an email and your web address, hoping she'll agree to do something with you.

Tia said...

I really enjoyed The Girl who Fell From the Sky, and Durrow sounds like a fascinating author. I hope you're able to get in touch with her!

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

A;LDSJFAD;KL THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR. I looooooooove that book. It totally gets my undying love. (I should get around to writing that review of mine for that book. Eventually.)

And I definitely have to check out Page from a Tennesse Journal. =D

evelyn.n.alfred said...

I know I used to have a copy of Sister Outsider because I read it for a class...I think. Isn't there an essay in their about the power of the erotic? My memory is fuzzy.

I've had my eye on Durrow's book too, but haven't gotten to it yet.

Haven't bought any books lately; Wench was the last book I bought.

Vasilly said...

I love the title of Page from Tennessee. Durrow is on Twitter, you may want to try her there.

Anonymous said...

I got a copy of Page From a Tennessee Journal thanks to Zetta. And I want to read Heidi Durrow's The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. I listened about two weeks ago to Honoree's podcast at Phillis Remastered with Durrow. Oh, and the Rebecca Skloot book is on my tbr as well.