Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

Books for Pride 2022 🌈

It’s Pride y’all! And please don’t think this a BS corporate attempt at solidarity for the month of June to appear “woke”. We’re rainbow here 365 (and 366 during leap years)! Anyway, here are some of my favorite books written about LGBTQ+ people. You can find my full rainbow list in our Bookshop store https://bookshop.org/widgets.jsContinue reading “Books for Pride 2022 🌈”

Anticipated Reads for June 2022

Let’s pretend that I posted this at the beginning of the month 😅 🎵Summer Summer Summertime🎵 June has some fire books coming out just in time for vacation (even though we both know you will overpack the amount of books you actually can get through during your stay). Here are some enticing books I amContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for June 2022”

Books for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Here are some of books from authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and origin. You can check out my full list of AAPI books on my Bookshop page! Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong I first fell in love with Ocean Vuong through the bookContinue reading “Books for AAPI Heritage Month”

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women

Happy Women’s History Month! I wanted to take the time and highlight some instrumental books written by Black women about their experiences with trauma and triumph. Black women are disproportionately affected by sexual and intimate partner violence. There are low rates of reporting to the police. Many times we suffer in silence. These are ourContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women”

Liberation is Lit’s Favorite Books of 2021

I was super disappointed by the winners of the GoodReads Awards. There were so little winners that featured authors of color. I was surprised because there were so many good books getting a lot of mainstream attention by authors of color this year. So I decided to make my own favorites list! But first, howContinue reading “Liberation is Lit’s Favorite Books of 2021”