June Releases

2 June Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth- Chikamatsu. Atheneum This novel-in-verse views the aftershocks of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami through the eyes of a girl. Ages 8–12 2 Jun Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective) by  Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Author), Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator). Penguin Workshop. In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his… Read More June Releases

MondayMorningReads

I usually love Monday mornings. They are my favorite part of the week because they offer a fresh new day and new week filled with possibilities. I’m not feeling the love today. My sinuses are continuing to throb and 20 minutes with Deepak Chopra wasn’t enough to lift be out of my slump. And, there’s… Read More MondayMorningReads

Sayantani DasGupta : Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Yes, I do know AAPI Heritage Month ended yesterday, but this is me resisting white supremacy that gives February to Blacks May to AAPI and relegates Pride celebrations to June. This is me saying that all day, everyday, we can learn about, promote, celebrate and cherish our stories. May is over, but AAPI heritage continues.… Read More Sayantani DasGupta : Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Laura Atkins : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books

Laura Atkins,  is a White children’s book author, editor, teacher, and the publisher of Manzanita Books. She co-wrote the second book in the Fighting for Justice series, Biddy Mason Speaks Up, with poet Arisa White, which recently won a Nautilus Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, and a Maine Literary Award. Over her 25 years in the… Read More Laura Atkins : I Read Asian and Pacific Islander American Books