PositiveBookPageTshuma writes beautifully about the stars and the people who watch them, mixing poetic prose with tangibly emotional descriptions ... Allows readers to uncover new ideas and emotions well into the book. Between Athandwa’s desire to follow her father, the rejection she faces from American society and the distressing backdrop of a war-torn Zimbabwe, this book re-creates an intricate web of immigrant life. Tshuma traces multiple stories of family, immigration and self-discovery into a thrilling and beautiful constellation.
RaveBookPagesing both his own personal narrative and testimonies from a rainbow of people of color (not just Latinx folks), Tobar manages to capture the breadth of Latinidad (i.e., the diaspora of Latinx peoples) in the United States and beyond. With moving passages about triumph in the face of adversity, tragic stories of those lost to brutality and a scathing critique of U.S. immigration policy, this book is a call to action, the first step in a redefinition of that elusive word, Latino, and an important piece in a more complete picture of humanity.
RaveBookPageAn outrageous, tender novel that complicates contemporary ideas of what traditional, \'appropriate\' desires and relationships look like ... White forces readers to become intimate with what they might otherwise denounce ... White keeps his journey engaging, hilarious and moving throughout ... This novel is as mischievous as it is thought-provoking. It is Edmund White at his very best.
RaveBookPageYi speaks to some of the most pressing ideas in today’s culture with wit and grace ... Yi explores how gender discrimination and racism (particularly fetishization) can be the outcome of such constructed realities, as characters repeat Korean stereotypes and parrot a culture they have no real link to ... Y/N is one of the most daring novels of the year. Yi has set a new standard for internet-influenced literature by showing that online and literary narratives exist hand in hand, creating the world with every word.