When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka: A Phenomenal Work of Asian-American Literature Exhibiting the Despair & Inhumanity of Second World War Incarceration – Book Review

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka is a Japanese-American historical fiction novel that tells the story of a family that is uprooted from their home and put into an Internment Camp during the Second World War. Each tale is told from the perspective of a different person, which helps tell a story that explains the various traumatic experiences and harmful impacts that this devastating event had on Japanese and Japanese-Americans.

June’s Gigantic Reading Wrap-Up! (2018)

When I think about all the books that I read in the month of June, my heart swells with disbelief, to be honest. I just can’t believe that I blew through so many reads! It has been years since I was able to read more than twenty books in one four to five-week period, and…

White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb edited & translated by Lequita Vance-Watkins and Aratani Mariko – Book Review

“Because the possibility for nuclear warfare exists, there is always, no matter how minor the conflict, the fear and threat that any war could lead to another nuclear holocaust.” White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb is an #OwnVoices non-fiction Japanese poetry and prose collection with contributions from various Japanese women. The book…

May’s Reading Wrap-Up

Good morning, bibliophiles! It’s that lovely time of month again; the time where I share a master list of all the stacks that I read during the month of May. To be honest, May was a fantastic month for me because I read tons of stuff and most of it was fairly decent. It was…