New Crayons is a meme created by Color Online founder, susan. In this meme, anyone can participate, all you have to do is share what new multicultural books you got for the week. Leave a link to your New Crayons post in the comments.
And in case, you missed any posts last week from Color Online, here they are...
9/27 Monday-2010 YA/MG African American releases
9/28 Tuesday-A TED video of author Eli Shafak. It's a thought-provoking speech.
9/29 Wednesday-Women Writers of Color Interview with Renee Watson
9/30 Thursday-Color Me Brown links. There were lots of awesome posts this week!
10/2 Saturday-Review. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
This week Doret got
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, ZaritÉ -- known as TÉtÉ -- is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, TÉtÉ finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves.
When twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770, it’s with powdered wigs in his baggage and dreams of financial success in his mind. But running his father’s plantation, Saint Lazare, is neither glamorous nor easy. It will be eight years before he brings home a bride -- but marriage, too, proves more difficult than he imagined. And Valmorain remains dependent on the services of his teenaged slave.
Spanning four decades, Island Beneath the Sea is the moving story of the intertwined lives of TÉtÉ and Valmorain, and of one woman’s determination to find love amid loss, to offer humanity though her own has been battered, and to forge her own identity in the cruelest of circumstances.
This week Nathalie got...
One Million Men and Me by Kelly Starling Lyons
On October 16, 1995, Black men of all ages, religions and backgrounds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were there on a mission - to mobilize and motivate, as part of what would become the largest event of its kind in U.S. history: the Million Man March. The Million Man March was a movement like no other. It brought together Black men who were committed to inspiring and empowering themselves and each other to make positive and lasting changes in their families and communities. The March was widely covered by news media across the country and the world. Now, this new picture book shares the story of the March in a new light: through the eyes of a little girl who was with her father the day Black men made history.
This week Ari got...
Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a "suitable boy." Of course it doesn't go well -- until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web . Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue. This is a funny, thoughtful story about finding your heart, finding your culture, and finding your place in America.
Summaries from Amazon.com
So what new books did you get this week?