If you go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
Last Week in Books:
Kiki's Delivery Service is a middle grade translation that is just as cute as you might expect if you have ever seen the Miyazaki movie.
The Paper Boat is a picture book that helps to tell the story of a refugee family making the ocean crossing. It was hard to fully understand the metaphor of the illustrations until I read the author's note. It's fairly powerful even if without totally understanding, but once that is clear it is even more impactful.
Kent State is a young adult graphic novel that pretty much gutted me. It does offer some hope, but honestly, it was really bleak.
Mind the Gap Dash & Lily was super fun especially after watching the Dash & Lily Netflix series (which I loved). I had read the other two related books previously.
The rest of the books were adult nonfiction. Women Race & Class was on my #MustReadin2020 list. It was enlightening and confirms to me that I want to read more from Angela Davis. Janesville was also on that list. Since I live in Wi it was interesting, but I wish the author had gotten into some of the racial issues and a few other aspects of the town's history. Otherwise, it was pretty comprehensive.
Minor Feelings was a fantastic collection of essays that delve into some of the feelings and experiences that the author has had as a result of growing up Korean American/Asian American. It was one I heard about on the Books and Boba podcast (highly recommended).
Secondhand is a very interesting look at the ways that our things move through the world once we donate them. I read this for a book club and am looking forward to the Zoom discussion.
The Coming Week:
I'm still reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and I have a few middle grade books from the library - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Keep it Together Keiko Carter. Other than that, I'm not sure what I'll be picking up, but plan to read several more books beyond that as it's winter break. Have a great week of reading!
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 583/500