Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recent Links of Interest

I have come across some fabulous links in my Google Reader recently and I wanted to share them with you.

First, our very own Ari at Reading In Color has organized C.O.L.O.R. (Coalition Of Librarians and Online Readers), a program to donate books to libraries.
The end goal being to donate at least 25 books in two months to a library that could use a little extra TLC. I have four libraries as of right now and depending on the success of the project, more librarians and libraries will be added. . . . The ideal scenario is to send books about Asians/Black people/Latinos and Native Americans to the library, but to have the majority of the books match the ethnicity of the students.
So click here to check out her post and to help out this special project.

Author Zetta Elliott put together a fantastic list of 32 Speculative Fiction titles by US-based authors of African descent. Click here to take a look at the list, which is located at her blog, Fledgling.

Author Neesha Meminger guest posted at The YA YA YAs about the need for fun books that feature people of color, not just books featuring "marginalized people suffering nobly or weathering hardship, to the exclusion of other types of stories." Click here to read the post, called "An Equal Place at the Table."

And Kirkus Reviews featured an article by Amy Pattee of YA or STFU on February 7 called "It's time for more YA for people of color," and provided a list of YA books featuring teens of color. Click here to read the article, and click here to see the book list.

Did you recently come across any interesting links you'd like to share? Leave them in the comments! :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

January 2011 Winners

This year we have so many fabulous books to offer, we (Pam, Katy and I) decided to to have two winners, every month (which makes your chances for winning a prize pretty good). I am seriously jealous over all the books you guys get to chose from (but I don't envy your having to choose, I could never pick just one ;)

The winners are....

Dusky Literati for her review of Zora and Me
Shan from Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea for After Tehran: A Life Remained
Congratulations winners! I will try my hardest to email you within 48 hours, but feel free to email me first.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

African American Read-in!

As part of this year's Black History Month celebration, Ari at Reading in Color, Doret at The Happy Nappy Bookseller, and Edi at Crazy Quilts are hosting an African American Read-In!

The voting already took place, and the book that will be read and discussed is Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves.

All readers are welcome so if you're interested in participating the discussion will be held on Sunday February 20th at 7 PM CT. Ari doesn't expect it to run longer than 2 hours.

Right now they're trying to decide how to facilitate the discussion, so if you've decided to participate, make sure you go over to Ari's blog and vote (click here to go there).

Are you planning to participate in the Read-in?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 2011 Review Link-up!

It's the start of another month, so here's the link-up page for February 2011. I hope your reads so far have been fabulous!

Enter the direct link to your reviews, not to the main page of your blog. We'd like to be able to find your review directly through the link and not have to look for it. Thanks for participating!