Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Crayons

New Crayons is hosted by Color Online.

This week in review at Reading in Color

Male Monday: Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado

Tuesday: Nothing

Waiting on Wednesday: The Clone Codes by Patricia McKissack, Frederick McKissack and John McKissack. The Mysterious Benedcit Society covers are to be changed. Also I announce my new project, which is to find the most diverse publishing companies in YA/MG literature.

Thursday: Blessing's Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Friday: Nothing

Saturday: Beyond Freedom by Patricia Wall

For review

Borderline by Allan Stratton

The truth is closing in.

Life's not easy for Sami Sabiri since his dad stuck him at a private school where he's the only Muslim kid. But it's about to get a lot worse.

When Sami catches his father in a lie, he gets suspicious. . . . He's not the only one. In a whirlwind, the FBI descends on his home, and Sami's family becomes the center of an international terrorist investigation. Now Sami must fight to keep his world from unraveling.

An explosive thriller ripped from today's headlines, borderline is the story of a funny, gutsy Muslim-American teen determined to save his father, his family, and his life.

-This book sounds amazing! International terrorist investigation combined with humor makes this book sound great. Received from Harper Collins.

Culture is Our Weapon by Patrick Neate

An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music

At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's poorest areas. Culture Is Our Weapon tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the favelas, or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods. This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.

-I believe the arts can save a community and this book sounds like an interesting read. Received from Penguin.


  1. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of CULTURE IS OUR WEAPON. Someone mentioned it to me the other day and it sounds very cool.

    I got some amazing books from friends to help me with the POC reading lists. In two days I got 5 books in the mail, all gifts, and 4 of them are for the 'challenge':

    Yay! :)

  2. Borderline sounds very cool. I'm glad to see an American Muslim teen as main character, which is pretty rare. Can't wait for the review!


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