Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Crayons: What's New On 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.

This week we received:

Arc & Hue by Tara Betts. Get your poetry own. Tara is a gifted writer, teacher and mentor. Visit her on Facebook and do pick up her collection.

Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson. I really enjoyed My Life As A Rhombus. Mr. Johnson is back with the tale about preacher kids. Check out Edi's review at Crazy Quilts.

Vasilly- Miles From Nowhere by Nami Mun and The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. These are going to be part of the upcoming Tournament of Books. The list of books in the tournament are at the end of the linked page. There's some diversity in the tournament and books by Kamila Shasie and Victor LaValle are also taking part.

What did you get this week from the library, bookstore or on trade?

Drop us a link to your crayon post and you'll be entered in a random drawing for a free book from our Prize Bucket.


April (BooksandWine) said...

I'm so jealous you got Saving Maddie!


I got Liar by Justine Larbaleister and Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden.

wdjenkins1 said...

Got my copy of "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky" by Heidi Durrow this week. Wahoo!