So, after failing to read *any* books by authors of color in 2009, I made it my goal to read 10-15 books by or about persons of color in 2010. I met that challenge at 13 books, 8 of which were written by authors of color. It was a big improvement, and I'm so glad I took on this challenge! I like reading books with diverse characters and written by authors from diverse backgrounds. I'm really looking forward to this challenge again in 2011--if you're interested, just click the button above. The Challenge is taking new sign-ups for the coming year.
My two favorite books from my list below were Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
- Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (1/2010)
- Deadly Intent by Camy Tang (1/2010)
- Sugar by Bernice McFadden (3/2010)
- Glorious by Bernice McFadden (4/2010)
- Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran (4/2010)
- A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott (6/2010)
- The Eyes of Willie McGee by Alex Heard (8/2010) - non-fiction history
- Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (9/2010)
- Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane (9/2010) - non-fiction biography
- Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood (10/2010) - non-fiction history
- A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (11/2010)
- Celia, A Slave by Melton McLaurin (11/2010) - non-fiction history
- The Trouble With Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante (11/2010)