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2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

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2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
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2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

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Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

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2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

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40 / 52 books. 77% done!
Friday, February 05, 2010

The POC Reading Challenge

Even though I resolved not to join any challenges this year, The POC (People of Color) Reading Challenge fits into one of my personal and blogg-y goals, so I'm going for it. I don't care what anyone else thinks (especially the ridiculously hypersensitive blogger who's making such a big deal out of it), I think the challenge is a great idea. So, not only am I joining, but I'm going Level 5, baby! Here's my list:

1. Heaven by Angela Johnson (my review)

2. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (my review)

3. Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes

4. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

5. Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

6. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

7. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

8. Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende

9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

10. Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende

11. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

12. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

13. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

14. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

15. Monster by Walter Dean Myers

16. Who Am I Without Him? by Sharon Flake

17. Bang! by Sharon Flake

18. Jimi & Me by Jaime Adoff

19. Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

20. Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

21. Liar by Justine Larbaleister

22. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

23. The Fold by An Na

24. A Step From Heaven by An Na

25. Blindness by Jose Saramago


  1. I read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison a couple of years ago. I really liked it but it is disturbing.

    I commend you for doing all these challenges to learn more about your daughter's racial history. It will resonate with her when she's older.

  2. Oh, I love Christopher Paul Curtis!
    His books are so real and interesting. I prefer Bud, Not Buddy over The Watsons Go To...
    They're great books.

  3. Wahoo for you. I love Culture books! I loved The Color of Water and agree with the Christopher Paul Curtis books. Bud, Not Buddy is awesome. I read a lot of books on the Hispanic culture and have really enjoyed the journey!

    Happy reading!

  4. I loved In the Times of Butterflies. Read it several years ago with my book group.

    I highly recommend, Sugar, by Bernice McFadden. My review is here:


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