It is with great excitement that Kate @ Your Tita Kate and I announce we are organizing a read-along for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna starting on August 4th! The sequel, A House of Rage and Sorrow, comes out on September 3 and we thought it was the perfect time to host a read-along and get everyone ready for the sequel’s release.
One of my overall reading goals is to continue to read diversely and use my voice to boost these stories, so when I saw that four of my blogging faves created the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, I knew that I had to take part!
The goal of the YARC is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can in 2019 and is co-hosted by CW @ The Quiet Pond, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea, and Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads. The challenge was created to celebrate Asian literature and Asian authors, and I am so excited to be taking part!
I’m going to be honest: this post has gone through many revisions in the past 24 hours; it started as a way to encourage others to combat the consumerism of Black Friday and the holiday season with doing good. It’s that time of the year again where stores lure us in with deep discounts and even I, a minimalist, get sucked into the hype of deep discounts and buy items that I don’t really want or need.
But while writing this post, it began to evolve into a discussion on the unedited history of Thanksgiving in America. About my personal feelings of discomfort celebrating a holiday that is rooted on colonial genocide. For this day of thanks and gratitude, for many Americans this day is the National Day of Mourning and a painful reminder of the country’s dark history.
After much reflection, the most important message I wanted to make was to support Native American authors. The final product was this list of six Native American books by own-voices authors.