Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 POC Reading Challenge Wrap-Up


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.

Completed:
  1. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (1/2010)
  2. Deadly Intent by Camy Tang (1/2010)
  3. Sugar by Bernice McFadden (3/2010)
  4. Glorious by Bernice McFadden (4/2010) 
  5. Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran (4/2010) 
  6. A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott (6/2010) 
  7. The Eyes of Willie McGee by Alex Heard (8/2010) - non-fiction history
  8. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (9/2010)
  9. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane (9/2010) - non-fiction biography
  10. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood (10/2010) - non-fiction history
  11. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (11/2010)
  12. Celia, A Slave by Melton McLaurin (11/2010) - non-fiction history
  13. The Trouble With Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante (11/2010)

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