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Monday, July 18, 2022

TTT: Novels that enhanced my understanding of BIPOC experiences

Top Ten Tuesday: Novels that Enhanced My Understanding of BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/ People of Color) Experiences

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Indigenous experiences against the backdrop of Black Lives Matter movement

Firekeeper's Daughter
by Angeline Boulley
Indigenous experiences and membership on and off the reservation 

Interior Chinatown
by Charles Yu
Chinese-American experiences in Hollywood based on stereotypes

Hell of a Book
by Jason Mott
Black experiences with the justice system and societal expectations

The Night Watchman
by Louise Erdrich
Indigenous experiences, poverty, and culture (based on an experience of the author's grandfather)

We Are Not Free
by Traci Chee
Japanese-American experiences with incarceration during WWII

The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nahesi Coates 
Black experiences with slavery and African mythology

New Kid
by Jerry Craft
Black kid's experiences in a new, predominantly white school

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong
Vietnamese immigrants deal with language and cultural differences

Nickel Boys
by Colson Whitehead
Torturous experiences of Black students in reform school

There There
by Tommy Orange
Indigenous experiences in urban settings

Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo
Latinx experiences in school and family life

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