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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

It’s basically to check in, see what I’m reading at real-time.

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I’m trying to read as many books by black authors as I can. Although all the books I’m reading I was planning on reading before the challenge, the only difference is that now I have an excuse to read them all one after the other.

You can check out the Diversity challenge I’m doing in an effort of reading more diversely

As usual, click on the covers to go to the books’ GR page

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The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?

  • What did you recently finish reading?

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I have a future ahead of me that will likely include an Ivy League education, an eventual law degree, and a career in public policy. Sadly, during the wee hours of this morning, literally none of that mattered.

Title: Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone

Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers

Format: Kindle

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. Continue reading “Dear Martin by Nic Stone”

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Juliet takes a breath by Gabby Rivera

Title: Juliet takes a breath

Author: Gabby Rivera

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books

Format: Kindle

Rating: 5/5

Summary:

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Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.

Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?

With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself. Continue reading “Juliet takes a breath by Gabby Rivera”