Summer 2019: Book Reviews & Recommendations

I loved reading as a child, but it got harder and harder to find diverse books for me as I got older. The Own Voices movement and increased awareness for the need for diverse books has helped bring many writers of color to the forefront. Here are my book recommendations for Summer 2019 with a brief book review for each. Are you going to add any of these books to your summer reading list?

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Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

As a member of a worldwide minority religion, it intrigued me when I heard that J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel has members of a Sikh family as some of the central characters.  As someone who had surrendered her childhood to the Harry Potter series, my loyalty and interest in her discovering how she has portrayed my religious community drew me to Rowling’s book. For Harry Potter fans, it does not take long to realize that this is not suitable […]

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