[identity profile] lorenta.livejournal.com
This month's theme: Books set in India/the Middle East or with an Indian protagonist
Summaries & Links to Goodreads )

[Poll #1830389]
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This month's book selection:

March 2012: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Sometime before the end of the month, please try to read this book and post a review of it either here, or on your personal blog/LJ/DW/other website and link to it here in the comments.

[livejournal.com profile] lorenta, do you want to pick next month's theme and book selection? I think you're the only active member that hasn't gone yet...
[identity profile] velle.livejournal.com
These are the books I've selected for March, I've gathered up books that have characters from different cultures/characters from different ethnicites. Please comment on the book you would most like to read for March.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt - Focuses on the life of Frank McCourt, an Irish Catholic, and his family.

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan - This book features a young girl named Naomi who runs away to Mexico.

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen - This book focuses on a Jewish girl named Hannah and includes World War II and the horrors of the concentration camps.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan - This book focuses on a young Mexican girl named Esperanza and her mother. The background is the eve of the Great Depression.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - This book focuses on four Chinese women and the stories of their pasts.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - This book focuses on a Jewish girl named Annemarie and is set during World War II.

A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg - This book focuses on a young girl named Addie and takes place in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals - This is written by Melba Beals, one of the students chosen to integrate the Little Rock, Arkansas high school in 1957.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin - This book focuses on Minli and her quest to find the Old Man of the Moon.
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This month's book selection:

February 2012: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Sometime before the end of the month, please try to read this book and post a review of it either here, or on your personal blog/LJ/DW/other website and link to it here in the comments.

Next month's theme and book selection will be chosen by [livejournal.com profile] velle :-)
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I'm going to do sort of a holiday theme this month. Two of the books will fall under a sort of Mardi Gras theme since the Krewes use Greek, Roman, and Egyptian gods to form the parade they ride in and two will be love stories for Valentines day. Once we pick a title we all agree on we will read it and post a review about it.

Okay the books we have to chose from this month are:

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) series, about a biracial (white and black) brother and sister who get entangled with the Gods of ancient Egypt. Action-packed and fun.

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero series, by Rick Riordan. Sequel to the bestselling Percy Jackson series, about a summer camp for the children of Greek Gods, but can be read independently. Two of the POV-protagonists are of color: Leo has a Hispanic mother and Piper has a Cherokee father, although both also have a parent who is a Greek God.

Ash, by Malinda Lo. A well-written re-telling of Cinderella in which she falls for the King’s Huntress rather than the prince.

Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan. A romantic comedy set in a town in which homophobia does not exist, and the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl. I’m counting it as a fantasy on the grounds that it’s set in an alternate universe.

Since I can't do a poll other then posting the book titles just post what book you want to read in the comments and we can go from there.
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Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce our club's first selection!

January 2012: Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller

Sometime before the end of the month, please try to read this book and post a review of it either here, or on your personal blog/LJ/DW/other website and link to it here in the comments.

Next month's theme and books will be chosen by [livejournal.com profile] oogiesean :-)
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Okay so per the suggestions here, I'm thinking that since there are 6 of us, we could do it where we each take a turn picking the books to vote on for the month, and then the other 6 months we pick a theme and everyone makes suggestions for the voting list. We can amend this as we go along, but I thought I'd get the ball rolling for this month and we can see where it takes us...?

Also, for discussion: I was thinking that after we pick the book, I'll make a "Book discussion post" and you can either discuss the book in the comments and/or write up a review on your blog or journal and link it. Does that sound good?

Anyway, the theme I am going with is Historical fiction with LGBT characters. I haven't read any of these but just picked some off this list that sounded good, so here's hoping.

Before voting, here are book synopses and links to reviews )

Now for the poll...

[Poll #1809397]

Finally, since we are more than a week into January, should this be for January/February combined? Or should we put the pedal to the metal and move ahead as planned, picking another book next month? (Also, who wants to go next?)
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Hi everyone, sorry I am taking so long to get the ball rolling on this, this weekend has just been too hectic XD [personal profile] sayochama suggested we have a master list of books that the PFYADBC has used, as well as some other lists, so that we can refer back to them when we vote on our book selection each month. I will be keeping this post updated with more books as they come, and you can also recommend books you've found to be added to the list.

Our Past Selections )

Links:
Historical Fiction
Historical Children's and YA with GLBT characters

Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
An annotated list of YA fantasy and sf novels with LGBTQ protagonists or major characters, which were published in the USA.

An annotated list of YA fantasy and sf novels with non-white protagonists, which were published in the USA, PART 1.

An annotated list of YA fantasy and sf novels with non-white protagonists, which were published in the USA, PART 2.

A list of multicultural YA sf and fantasy, with full reviews of each book.

Etc.
A blog about diversity in YA

Permanent Floating Young Adult Diversity Book Clubs introduction post

Please refer back to this list for upcoming themes and also be sure to comment with any recommended books or book lists you'd like to see added!

* note: this list previously contained a list of every book we previously voted on, but that got way too long. To view books we previously voted on but were not selected, please check out the voting tag.
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Hey guys! Here's the comm! Let's get this party started!

Community Stuff:
• Right now I have it so anyone can join and posts are public. Shall we leave it open for joining or should we have members be invite-only? And do we want to lock the posts or leave them public?

• I have no idea what to put in the userinfo. Anyone have some ideas for an about us/mission statement?

• While we're at it, anyone want to be a co-mod? Or mod instead of me?

• Invite your friends!!

Book Stuff:
• How do you guys want to pick our books? On the poll everyone indicated they wanted to start with the PFYADBC's book list and then diverge and start picking our own books later. I was thinking for this month (or, if it gets too late in the month [sorry /procrastinator], we could combine January and February this month) we could make a poll that has all the books PFYADBC has voted on so far, and then the next month we could do one of two things:

  1. Pick a theme for each month and everyone recommends one (or more) books for the voting list

  2. We could each take turns, like in March I would make a list of books for us to vote on, then in April it will be Jess, and May it will be Sean, or whatever)

  3. Or something...?

IDK FEEDBACK