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South America: Wrap-up!

Dear reader, it seems strange to write this today, with the world as it is. Reeling in the wake of another full month of social distancing and death from the coronavirus, we also this week were faced with another senseless death of an innocent Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police. This […]

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The Caribbean: Wrap-up!

I think, dear reader, that I start all of these wrap-up posts with “can you believe this month is over?”, and every time it’s genuine! So, without further ado: Can you believe April is over? Here in the fine state of Georgia, we’re experiencing a wet and rather cool spring, so when I go outside […]

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Central America: Wrap-up

What a weird month this has been! We’ve been in quarantine for the majority of this month, but luckily, all my library holds for Central America came in before the libraries closed. I had a pretty successful reading month and, as usual, really enjoyed the stories I read for this month. Here’s a what I […]

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Black America: Wrap-up!

I hope everyone had an informative and reflective Black History Month! This month for the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge we read for Black America (#ownvoices selections from Black American authors). Here’s what I read, listened to, and who I followed this month! What I Read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: […]

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We Need Diverse Classics

I’ve already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say “classics.” As I’m working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I’m finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. […]

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Indigenous America: Wrap-up!

January is (finally) over! In this post, I’m going to wrap up what I read for the Own Voices Global Challenge for Indigenous America, share with you some cool playlists and accounts I love on Instagram, and we’re going to close up with a bit of info on some current topics in Indigenous America that […]