Thursday, April 30, 2009
Diversity Rocks! Challenge Update
From time to time since I decided to join the Diversity Rocks! Challenge I thought about how many of the books that I read fall into the diversity category, even if I did not choose to add them to my self-created Diversity Rocks! Challenge list. Today I noticed a comment from the organizer of the challenge reminding me to put a link to one of the books that I read, which falls into this category on the Diversity Rocks! blog in order to get a chance to win some books from Lee and Low. I LOVE Lee and Low books.
I also decided that I will go ahead and label all of my posts that follow the challenge guidelines whether or not they are on my original list, and some will cross over with other challenges. You will be able to tell the difference between my planned challenge reading and other books because I will leave my original list the same.
Speaking of my list...I noticed that the April review post mentions to post links for any books read by "authors of color". One of the books that I read and have on my original list is Deborah Kerbel's Mackenzie Lost and Found. I was not sure whether or not the book technically "counts" and I still think it is a gray area. The author is not "of color", but I thought that she has a diverse background - Canadian born in London with broad travels and the book was set in Israel. So...I was counting it as diversity because the author was from another country. However if it is based on whether or not the authors are "of color" then it probably does not really fit technically, but I still think it serves the purpose of the challenge. I loved the glimpses of Israel that the book gave me too.
Here are April books that I read that fit into the Diversity Rocks! category that I previously did not include:
*Tears of a Tiger
*The Poet Slave of Cuba