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Lindy
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Pickpick

Equity, grief, guilt & search for identity, as seen through 18-year-old Jay Reguero, whose father is Filipino & mother is White American. When his cousin is murdered in the Philippines, Jay travels there to find out what happened. Duterte‘s war on drugs is an important backdrop, while the tensions within Jay‘s extended family are explored & characters are believably developed. One of many strengths: inclusion of queer family members. #ownvoices

Lindy Great to hear Tagalog and Bikol words aloud in the #audiobook narrated by Ramón de Ocampo. 1d
WanderingBookaneer My favorite YA of the year! 1d
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audraelizabeth
The Descendants: A Novel | Kaui Hart Hemmings
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Panpan

The characters were not endearing and other than they were going through a hard time we not relatable. There was not a lot of environmental descriptions and far to much pity partying.
#bookishbingo #readharder2019- an #ownvoices book set in oceania #unpopularopinion

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RaimeyGallant
The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Now for a little bragging: my #OwnVoices critique partner @ellemarr landed a 2-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, and her debut just hit NetGalley. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! Her cover and synopsis are en route to Litsy. :)

In Paris, Shayna's twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one. As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna‘s own life may now be in the balance…

ellemarr Thanks for the plug, Raimey! 👭🥳🙌 (edited) 6d
RaimeyGallant @ellemarr Yeesh, now I've got the image centred properly. I'm literally/literarily so excited to read this again. 6d
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Chelleo
On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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It‘s official...Angie Thomas and I are besties (she just doesn‘t know it yet). I was telling her that THUG was the first book where I saw myself in the Mom! The music references (Juvenile) made me feel officially old when I read it 😂🤣😂 She apologized 😂😂😂 She was great...if she‘s anywhere in driving distance...get in your car and go! #blacklitsy #blitsy #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #ownvoices

BookDragonNotWorm Jealous! I'd love to meet her! 1w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
britt_brooke So cool! 1w
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Branwen So awesome! 1w
TrishB Cool pics 👍🏻 1w
behudd So so cool!! 1w
Caroline2 Awesome photos!! 😁 1w
BeaG Great pictures! 1w
MicheleinPhilly This is so fantastic! 🤗 1w
Bookzombie These photos are awesome! 1w
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Lindy
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Pickpick

A quiet, contemporary #ownvoices YA novel set in the American South with a likeable #nonbinary main character dealing with very hard things. The foremost of these is being kicked out of his home, the second is mental health issues. The #audiobook is narrated in the appealing voice of MW Wilson, who doesn‘t overdramatize the angst. LGBTQ

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SqueakGirl
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If you're looking to add more LGBTQ+ titles to your YA library collection or book display, All Out is a great choice. It features an anthology of queer historical fiction for teens spanning a wide variety of time periods and locations. All the stories in All Out are also written by queer YA authors making this a great #ownvoices pick!

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bromeliad
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This book has been on my TBR ever since seeing the #ownvoices #oceania prompt on the #readharder challenge. Finally feels like a good time to dive into it. Anyone read this yet? #readaroundtheworld #indigenous #australia

Freespirit Not read it but it sounds like I would like to❤️ 2w
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4thhouseontheleft
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Looking to add to your TBR? Have I found the list for you!

Rachel Cargle is one of my favorite Instagrammers, and she put together this extensive list of over 900 #OwnVoices books. If you are on IG, head over to @ Rachel.Cargle to give credit where credit is due, because this is an incredible resource to help read more diversely.

You can also find it here: https://linktr.ee/1thatgotawayy

How many have you read? My tally is 94/975.

BookwormM Ohh will have to check this out I am always trying to diversify my reading. 3w
marleed Done! 3w
Samplergal Thank you for sharing this. Her list is an amazing one, 3w
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merelybookish Thank you! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely going to check this list. Thanks! 3w
Blaire Thanks for sharing! Will check it out. 3w
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Soscha
White Rabbit | Caleb Roehrig
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Pickpick

Impressive #ownvoices YA mystery/thriller

#SummersEndReadathon

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BookladyOnTheMove
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Traveling in Dinétah with Luci Tapahonso. #ownvoices #indigenousauthor

Tamra I love NM! Will stack. 1mo
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