WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO // a daring coming-of-age novel

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclaimer policy for more info. WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying … Continue reading WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO // a daring coming-of-age novel

MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY BY GAIL D. VILLANUEVA|| AN QUIET BOOK ABOUT SUPERSTITIONS, FAMILY LOYALTY, AND RECOVERY

I am so loving all the new books with brown girls on the covers! Today, I bring you a book written by a Filipino author about the drug war in the Philippines from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl. It might seem like a scary story to tell (and it is!) but Gail D. Villanueva … Continue reading MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY BY GAIL D. VILLANUEVA|| AN QUIET BOOK ABOUT SUPERSTITIONS, FAMILY LOYALTY, AND RECOVERY

PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING BY RANDY RIBAY: A SOUL-SEARING STORY OF LONGING, REGRET, AND IDENTITY IN A HOME THAT IS STRANGE AND YET FAMILIAR

When I read a book with Asian characters, I still find that I have trouble relating because although these characters were Asian, their experiences differed greatly from the Filipino experience. So reading about these characters, while making me happy, still felt like watching events happen from afar. But with its first line of Patron Saints … Continue reading PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING BY RANDY RIBAY: A SOUL-SEARING STORY OF LONGING, REGRET, AND IDENTITY IN A HOME THAT IS STRANGE AND YET FAMILIAR