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Monday, February 27, 2023

TTT: Books which enhanced my awareness about cultures other than my own

TTT:  Genre Freebie: Books which enhanced my awareness about cultures other than my own.
(Not sure if that is an actual genre delineation but I'm going with it.) I've read all of these books within the past three years.

Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Bouley   //   Native American culture and practices. YA. Fiction. 
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.  //  Korean culture, food, history, and unique practices. Fiction.

In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo. // Taiwanese culture in America for recent immigrants. MG. Novel-in-Verse. Fiction.

Interior Chinatown by Charles Wu. // Chinese American experiences in the US. Fiction. Written as a TV or movie script with stage directions included.

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott. // Expectations placed on Blacks in America which are unfair and often terrifying. Fiction. Award winner.

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. // Migrants from South America in the US. Their experiences, culture, language. Fiction.

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. // Native American history, culture, religion, practices. Fiction.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. // Syrian culture, religious and family life before and during time of war, when forced to flee for safety. Fiction.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. // Race issues in America written by a Black woman. Nonfiction.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. // Being trans in an American family. Fiction.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. // Indian cultural and religious practices. Fiction.

Abuela, Don't Forget Me by Rex Ogle. // Latino culture taught to Rex by his abuela, not his mother. Memoir-in-verse.

I recommend stretching your brain. Learn about new cultures. Grow. Be a good citizen of the world.


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