New Crayons is when I share what books I got for the week. And I got some good ones! Credit goes to Susan at Color Online for this meme.
Some of these books I've posted info about already (in my Waiting on Wednesday posts) so I won't post summaries for all of them.
1. The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
$7.95 at Target! I almost died I was so excited. No more waiting behind 18 other people at my library for this book! And it was a little cheaper than Borders so double win!
2. The Fold by An Na
Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFK-John Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesn't help that she's being constantly compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to "fix" a part of herself that she never realized needed fixing-her eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgery-a common procedure meant to make Asian women's eyes "prettier" and more "American" but she's not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina can't believe she isn't thrilled. After all the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helen-but is that a good thing?
3. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
My copy and paste isn't working and I don't have time to type out the whole summary but this book sounds really good!
I found out that the main character isn't a poc as I thought, but I've decided that's ok, I'm going to review it anyway since the author is a poc, I really want to read it, and I may occasionally do an off-color review. Go to the author's website for a synopsis and a pretty awesome book trailer!
4. 10 Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
Another off-color book. But it sounds amazing and I love the '40s so I'm super excited!
5. Riding the Universe by Gaby Triana
I love the title and the synopsis (has to do with motorcycles!)