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Book Review: A Thousand Miles to Freedom

"North Korea has become a true hell on hearth, forgotten by the rest of the world. Even South Koreans, who share the same blood heritage, seem to have forgotten about the plight of their northern counterparts. At times, I feel overwhelmed by this sense of helplessness, by the feeling that there is nothing I can… Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Miles to Freedom

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Book Review: Last Year in Havana

Synopsis from the book: Havana, 1958: The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen year old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest- until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary Miami, 2017:  Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic… Continue reading Book Review: Last Year in Havana


Favorite Diverse Books

Along with a few bookstagram friends, I started an online bookclub called Words Between Worlds (IG @words.between.worlds)! I'm going to dedicate an entire post for our bookclub soon! 🙂 I've always been an advocate for diverse literature, not only because I'm ethnically a minority, but also because I have a congenital heart condition. I've always… Continue reading Favorite Diverse Books

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Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars

A Bookstagram friend of mine @direads was kind enough to send me a copy of Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Then a few of us decided to do a buddy read. When I learned it was about a Japanese-American being (wrongly) accused of a murder mostly due to his ethnicity, I agreed in… Continue reading Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars

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Why Representation in Literature Matters

I grew up as the daughter of immigrants in a small white town in northern Utah that, according to Wikipedia, was 94% White in 1990. Though most of my childhood memories are happy ones that include luscious green grass, Aggie ice-cream (Aggie Blue Mint is the best!), Gossner’s cheese factory, and Pepperidge farm house cookies,… Continue reading Why Representation in Literature Matters