Thursday, January 13, 2011

My POC Reading Challenge

I am always trying to diversify what I read by checking out genres, topics and authors that are new to me. In the spirit of broadening my horizons, I'm joining the Persons of Color Reading Challenge, which "has been put in place to highlight and celebrate authors and characters of color." I also think that racism is still a problem in our world, so I hope to support people of color and become more informed by participating in this challenge. I'm aspiring to reach level three, which involves reading seven to nine POC books. With that in mind, here's a list of books I hope to read.

Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Split by Swati Avashti
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Ash by Malinda Lo
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Cubanita by Gaby Triana


  1. I think I may have to join this one, too. I am entirely too sheltered in both life and literature. I want to change that.

  2. Oh my gosh Locomotion is SO GOOD. I liked Love Medicine too, but it's pretty dense.

  3. Oh, I loved Love Medicine--I hope you enjoy it! Tahleen's right. It is a little dense, but not in a hard-to-read way. The story isn't told in a linear fashion, so you kind of just have to go with it. Louise Erdrich is a favorite of mine.



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