Last summer the #weneeddiversebooks became an eye opener to a lot of people about the lack of diversity in children's literature. Twitter and tumblr were filled with people posting pictures and tweets about why we need diverse books. I even joined the bandwagon on tumblr, and I know it's not the best picture. I was in a rush before work but I wanted to participate because I felt it was extremely important.
Being a Latina woman I definitely notice the lack of diversity in children's & adult literature. I rarely could find a character that had a similar background as me and I really did try. I use to go to the book store and look through the shelves looking for authors with Hispanic last names (Garcia, Martinez, Sanchez, etc..) in hopes they wrote a book with main characters who were like me. I was rarely successful but did find a few books to read. Even though Hispanics represent 17% of the the US population we do not represent 17% of books being published. We actually are just represented by only 3% which is crazy because our group continues to grow. A quarter of the kids entering public schools are of Hispanic origins. HINT HINT to publishers, do you not see a growing untapped market! Now that all being said. I do have hope for the future. I think the demand is there and I can't wait for it all to happen.
This was a very cute adorable read. We've all seen those movies where the romantic leads pretending to be dating but are in fact falling for each other. Well as a chick-flick fan this book hit the right spot. Yeah the story-line was a t...
by Andy Weir
I don't know whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars. It was pretty damn good. My only complaint is that I got kinda lost in all of the space jargon. Seriously, I felt kinda dumb because everything sounded so smart that I'm just gonna as...
tagged: 2015 and nwh-bookclub
This year I'm planning on rereading some of my favorite books. I'm glad I started with one of my favorite authors. This book is still really good. This time I listen to the audio book instead of actually reading the book. My only complai...
tagged: fave and 2015
by R.K. Ryals
“Love isn’t roses. It’s those little square caramels and a root beer from the gas station because he knows that’s your favorite snack. It’s watching a musical with you without groaning. It’s handing you your glasses at night because he k...
tagged: 2015, fantasy, nerdy, and 2015-reading-challenge
by Kay Kendall
I want to first start off that I got to meet the author at Houston author bash earlier this year. I was immediately drawn to the cover of this book. I just think it's a beautiful cover. This was the only physical book that I bought at t...
tagged: houston-author-bash and 2014
I was born a long time ago in a hospital in Houston At least that's the story that was told to me. I can't recall these details so I can't say with 100% accuracy that its true.