Sunday, September 19, 2010
New Crayon + Winner
New Crayons is a meme created and hosted by Color Online. In this meme we share what new multicultural books we got for the week. Crayons is being used as a metaphor for multicultural books, get it?
But I know what everyone really wants to read is who won the giveaway.
The winner is.....
Congratulations Keyona, I'll be emailing you shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered this very short and sudden giveaway :)
This week I got...
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her “Marguerite.”
Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her “freedom.” It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son’s persistent questioning, July’s resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.
-So when I first heard about this book, I thought, another slave narrative? But then I read the description. And dear readers, it describes the book as 'funny'. A slave narrative that's funny? Count me in! I'm so ready to read something humorous about a not-so humorous situation. Thank you x infinity Tricia!
I'm not sure if I got anything else this week because I only got a chance to check my mailbox early on the week.
Summary from Amazon.com
Thank you everyone for the birthday Tweets/comments/emails! It means so much to me =D
What new books did you get this week? Any by/about PoC?