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Color Me In
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Debut YA author Natasha Daz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds. Who is Nevaeh Levitz? Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time. Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but one of her cousins can't stand that Nevaeh, who inadvertently passes as white, is too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices they face on a daily basis as African Americans. In the midst of attempting to blend their families, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. Even with the push and pull of her two cultures, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent. It's only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has a voice. And she has choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she find power in herself and decide once and for all who and where she is meant to be?
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Butterflyamore
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Do you do any makeup subscription services? I‘ve been doing Ipsy for almost two years. I started it in hopes of getting some good quality makeup to try for my wedding day. After learning the importance of rating my products so they could better customize my bag, I fell in love with the service! I like everything that came in the bag this month, including add on. I don‘t usually care about the bag itself, but this month‘s Betty Boop bag is so cute!

LA_Mead I did Glossy Box and one other one for a while... it‘s pretty fun! I only cancelled when I ended up with waaaay too much makeup! 2mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed this book. It is about Nevaeh who biracial and is trying to find her way after her parents spilt. Her mom is African American and her Dad is Jewish and she just doesn't know were she fits in anymore. My heart did break for Nevaeh throughout the book!

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Mummahgoose
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Mummahgoose
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Listening to an audiobook while I prep for dinner. Almost halfway to the finish line! #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread7 @MonthlyBookClub

elyseh Entered 4mo
Mummahgoose Thank you @elyseh 4mo
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Lovesbooks87
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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While the baby sleeps, his bookworm Aunt will read. Taking advantage and getting some reading in!

auntie_jenn not a bad view 🥰 4mo
LA_Mead Awww sleeping babies are so sweet... 4mo
Lovesbooks87 @auntie_jenn not all all! 4mo
Lovesbooks87 @LA_Mead yes they are! 4mo
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elyseh
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I am super excited to announce that I have just become a Book Of The Month Ya Affiliate! 🎉
I love this book box! You get to pick your choice out of 5 books each month and they send it to you with a couple other fun goodies! Use code FLEX to get your first month for just $9.99!
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Let me know if you have any questions or would like to become an affiliate!!🤗

EKonrad I‘m definitely interested. How do you become an affiliate? 😊 4mo
EKonrad Thanks so much! 👍🏼 4mo
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Butterflyamore
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Just a friendly reminder that it is not too late to sign up for your first Book of the Month YA subscription box to get one of these great selections for August! And if neither of these options float your boat, there are three more that you can choose from:

~Contemporary fiction: Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

~Historical Fiction: The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee

~Sci-Fi: Mind Games by Shana Silver

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Butterflyamore For more details on these books and to sign up for your Book of the Month YA box, click here: https://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/GkO9E

Use the code FLEX at checkout to get your first box for $9.99! Future boxes will be $14.99 plus tax. Shipping is always free!
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Butterflyamore *Full disclosure: As a Book of the Month YA Affiliate, I do earn a small commission when you use my link. I fully believe in the product and company and would not have signed on with them if I didn‘t. 4mo
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I really enjoyed this coming of age debut novel by Natasha Diaz about bi-racial 16 year old Nevaeh Levitz trying to figure out where she truly belongs when her black mother and Jewish father split up. For my full 4 star review click here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2826258261

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nomadreader
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And here are the August 2019 YA #BOTM picks!

The_Heeler_Booklife I have an arc for House of Salt and Sorrows, but Mindgames sounds good. 5mo
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Gissy
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2nd photo. Yes! Aromatherapy with this candle that smells just perfect 😌Love the 3 books. I need to read that series of Laini Taylor, and also the Mary Ann Shaffer book to then see the movie. But definitely I need to readField Notes on Love because it is summerish😉Once again, Thank you so much @sammisho for all these lovely things you chose for me. You will receive another box soon. Thank you @Mommamanzi for the coordination of this activity.

Avanders Oooh so nice!! 😍 5mo
mabell So pretty! Lovely gifts! 5mo
sammisho I am so glad you got it and liked everything. You were fun to shop for!! 5mo
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Gissy @Sammisho You are the 2nd person that said that🤔Am I too complicated?🙄😂 I just arrived to my apt and I received the items so soon you will receive the 2nd package. Probably next week🤞 5mo
sammisho Not at all! Fun as in I felt like we had similar tastes so I just got things I would enjoy! 💙💙💙 5mo
sammisho And I am so super impressed by how athletic you are so I wanted to support that! Runners amaze me! 5mo
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Gissy
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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First photo of what I received in my #ColorMeReadSwap Thank You @sammisho I loved the messages in each book. I have here everything to take care of myself during the summer! foot lotion which I desperately need because I started to run again😳Facial mask and bath salt to relax after the running, a bottle for my water, a running pouch and why not? Chocolate, YES for energy and ant-stress😜Let's see what is inside of that wrap paper🤔. @Mommamanzi

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bookishrantings
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Oh my god, this is an extraordinary book. The way Natasha Diaz weaves the two worlds of Nevaeh's life is expertly done. Nevelaeh struggles with who she is and where she belongs and through the story answers certain questions about herself and finds new questions in the process as well. She finds love, family, secrets, and friends. Everyone needs to read this book. The last half had me sobbing. Please check it out!

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bookishrantings
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz

This is so damn good!

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bookishrantings
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz

Just started and already loving this. I love how the MC is navigating her two worlds and cannot wait to see what else she finds out about her mom's life.

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MGarciaWrites
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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A beautiful book about identity and privilege written with heart. The last quarter had me zooming through the pages - my heart beating, worried for all the characters - to its beautiful conclusion.