Can you believe that it’s already been five years? I’m amazed every time I think about how long we’ve been in our corner of the YA internet. I’m grateful for all of the hard work Crystal, Jessica, and K. Imani have put in these last five years to read, review, and promote books by and/or about people of color and people from First/Native Nations. I’m also thankful for Jon, who shined up the website design and made us look presentable.
And I am also grateful for you, our readers. Thank you for supporting us over the years! We’re so glad that you’re here with us on our journey, and we hope you’ll stick around for a long time.
To celebrate this milestone, we have pooled together our resources to bring you another giveaway!
FOR U.S. RESIDENTS, we’re giving away An Ember in the Ashes & A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake, Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti, The Girl in the Well by Rin Chupeco, The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani, Summer of Sloane (signed + swag) by Erin L. Schneider, Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones, The Language Inside by Holly Thompson, House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, This Side of Home by Renée Watson, I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, and The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang. You must have a U.S. mailing address to enter.
FOR NON-U.S. RESIDENTS, we have five winner’s choice prizes, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, and Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence! You are eligible to enter if Book Depository ships to you. For winner’s choice prizes, you can pick any YA book by and/or about a person of color or a person from a First/Native Nation as long as it’s on Book Depository’s site (yes, including pre-orders). If you win, we’ll order you a hardback or paperback copy of the book you chose.
The giveaway ends at the stroke of midnight on March 30, 2018 (U.S. Eastern Time). Click on the read more to access the widgets!
17 Replies to “Help us celebrate our 5th Anniversary!”
I want to read these books because I need more diversity in my collection.
Happy Blogoversary! Thank you to all of your hard work and for putting books on my radar that I might have missed if it was posted by you.
Happy anniversary! Thank you for promoting all the YA titles that you have over the years, and for hosting this giveaway.
Oh so cool!! And Happy Anniversary!! 😀
Happy anniversary! I am actively trying to read more diversely and I think this is the perfect opportunity to do so! If I win, I would be happy to win any of the books above!
Entering for “Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor, read some good reviews for it.
“An Extraordinary Union”, Alyssa Cole – Civil War and such a beautiful cover.
Happy anniversary! I love learning and reading about different walks of life and this is a great opportunity to expand my book collection!
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
I’d choose A Darker Shade of Magic (Rhys <3<3<3)
I really want to read all the books above. :(( and if I ever win this I would probably choose The Way You Make Me Feel
I like fantasy and wish to read great and original ones, according reviews I read, Akata Witch is a great fit.
If I pick a book, I would choose the Cruel Prince because it seems intriguing and is popular.
Happy anniversary! I would choose A Torch Against the Night. – Febie
Happy Anniversary! If I won the giveaway I’d choose The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco.
Happy anniversary! Thanks for the great site, recommendations and more. I would adore LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE – so excited to get my hands on a copy.
Hallo, Hallo *waves!*
I was trying to leave comments yesterday but there was a tech glitch!? Sorry about the delay! I wanted to re-iterate the fact I think it’s wicked brill your celebrating your 5th blogoversary! I look forward to re-visiting you with gusto this year, as I had taken a long sabbatical from visiting the blogs I love reading until this past January where I promised myself this would be the year I start to resume my regular visits in the book blogosphere! 🙂
I also had a few issues with your widgets – I decided to stop whilst I was ahead – lol – I was surprised I entered the bookaway for House of Purple Cedar as I was trying to enter the Crossover; I finally sorted that out tonight — I had to look up the plot of this one and happily found it’s a Native American story-line! 🙂 Similar to you, I love reading stories focused on Equality in Lit and Diversity in Lit as the two walk hand in hand It’s a happy surprise finding I’m in the running for this one — as I have been wanting to seek out more stories featuring either First Nations, Native Americans and/or other indigenous communities round the world.
What touched me the most though is how this is a genre bender – the author created his own niche in which his story can fly to reader’s hearts. Magical Realism is wicked #awesomesauce as I observed how well you can bend genre through that lens a variety of different ways but have you seen or read rather, “Blonde Eskimo” by Kristen Hunt? She approached something similar and reinvented what you can do visually with a thread of wonder and Fantasy. You’ll find the review on my blog via my search box if your curious.
Thanks for offering such a wide variety of stories! I marked myself down for the ones I know about – esp the ones I have wanted to read for quite a long while (ie. Crossover, Ink and Ashes) as well as the story I’ve heard good things about close to when it first released and it’s happily still tracking with readers who find it. Many happy returns!!
I really don’t know which book I’d pick, but any of your recommendations would be amazing! Thank you for sharing so many great reads with us, and make our TBR piles grow without control ahaha Happy blogiversary, and here’s to many more years of Rich In Color ♥ ♥
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!
If I win, the book I would choose is Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Thank you for the giveaway!
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