#DiverseaThon is a read-a-thon put on by Christina, Monica, Joce, and Whitney in order to spread awareness and discussion about how important it is to have diversity in books. This is something I feel so incredibly passionate about– books saved my life when I was being raised in a very traumatic environment because I saw myself in the characters. Everyone deserves to feel that way and have their voices represented in books!
We all have a story– not just the story we tell when we shake someone’s hand for the first time and say, “Hi, I’m so-and-so. I live here and work as a what-ya-call-it.” A story comprised of the threads woven together within us, a story that holds the secrets of our past and our fears about the future. But sometimes that story cannot stay within– those threads begin popping, for better or for worse. Sound familiar? It does for Charlie Davis, the seventeen-year-old protagonist of Kathleen Glasgow’s debut young adult novel, Girl in Pieces.
Whoop, whoop– GIVEAWAY TIME! ??? I’m super excited to be working with @authorelisadane to help her spread the word about her readalong of In the After, one of my all-time favorite YA contemporaries! All of the details can be found on her readalong post. Elisa was kind enough to give away a digital copy of … READ MORE
Juliet Takes a Breath is a stunning debut novel by Gabby Rivera that follows Juliet Milagros Pilante as she navigates her way through the world of feminism, radical self-love, coming out, and racism within self-proclaimed “safe spaces.” The novel starts off just before Juliet takes off to Portland, Oregon to intern for her favorite author– … READ MORE