The #weneedmorediversity movement has spread like wildfire across the internet, especially on social media. It made me aware of the lack of stories about minorities. It also encourages me to read more diverse stories with diverse characters. The Walled City is a great book to pick up to open yourself up to another culture.
The Walled City is about three characters: Dai, Jin, and Mei Yee. Sometimes, it hurts a book when there is more than one narrator. But Graudin transitions from character to character nicely. Each of them are fully developed characters and have traits readers will love. I never found myself struggling with favouritism. Continue reading →
CBC’s Canada Reads has announced their 2015 book finalists and who will be defending them. This year’s theme is “one book to break barriers.” It’s all about books that can changes perspective, challenges stereotypes, and illuminate issues.
Many Canadian book lovers get excited for this time of year. But if you’re unfamiliar with Canada Reads, let me explain: It’s like an epic book battle debate! Five books are picked and five panelists are chosen to defend one of those books. The panelists have to make a case on why their book should be the next Canada Reads winner. Continue reading →