It’s a Whole Spiel edited by Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman – A Delightfully Diverse YA Anthology that Explores Individuality Amid Jewish Identities

It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, & Other Jewish Stories edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman is an #OwnVoices YA anthology of short stories that explore many themes and experiences relating to Jewish identities. I received an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of this book last summer, when I first read it, and then I…

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #1

Good afternoon, bibliophiles! I decided to partake in this beautiful meme created by the wonderful and amazing Aimal Farooq over at Bookshelves & Paperbacks in an effort to feature more diverse authors and books within the bookworm community! If you are interested in checking out this fun diversity party, just click the BOLD PINK WORDS!…

January’s Diverse Book Mail

Hey bibliophiles! January turned out to be a rather pleasant month for me in terms of finding wonderful diverse books! Much of the haul consists of Asian, #OwnVoices titles, which is spectacular. Some of you may recall that one of my goals for 2017 is to read more #OwnVoices novels, so being able to find…

3 Laos Books for the Family

 I was sitting around drinking tea and chatting with some mates last week, delightful discussion on the importance of diversity in literature, when I realized that I needed to take my own advice. I’m a very passionate reader and admirer of Asian literature, but so far, I’ve only ever focused on Japan, China, and India.…