Historical YA – Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Ōrākau by Witi Ihimaera with Hēmi Kelly

“Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Ōrākau. During three days in 1864, 300 Māori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in vast tracts … More Historical YA – Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Ōrākau by Witi Ihimaera with Hēmi Kelly

Feb/Mar 2018 Readalong: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins!

Originally posted on Lit CelebrAsian:
Thanks to everyone who voted! We’re excited to announce that in February and March we will be reading You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. Join us for a readalong! Bookmark the book club #AsianLitChat for the last weekend of March (24 – 25) with multiple timezones to be announced closer to…

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

“Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories … More #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

#ReadersCrossing Sign-up: The Shifting Book Stack

The amazing Read at Midnight is hosting #ReadersCrossing – a non-profit reading challenge inspired by the Animal Crossing game. The camp will begin run between Sunday 10/December to Sunday 31/December, in whatever timezone you’re in. Sign up will be open for the entire period of the reading challenge, as I want to keep #ReadersCrossing as casual … More #ReadersCrossing Sign-up: The Shifting Book Stack

Shapeshifters and loss in ‘Strangers’ by David Alexander Robertson 

“When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole’s role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, … More Shapeshifters and loss in ‘Strangers’ by David Alexander Robertson 

Book Club Pick for December and January 2018: Timekeeper by Tara Sim!

Originally posted on Lit CelebrAsian:
Thanks to everyone who voted! We’re excited to announce that in December and January, we will be reading Timekeeper by Tara Sim. Invite friends for a readalong and join us for a steampunk adventure! Bookmark the book club #AsianLitChat for the last weekend of January (27 – 28) with multiple timezones to be announced…

On diasporic families in ‘You Bring the Distant Near’ by Mitali Perkins

“Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; … More On diasporic families in ‘You Bring the Distant Near’ by Mitali Perkins