Books for Indigenous People’s Day

Today is marked as Columbus Day, however, the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been in hot contention in recent years. There has been so much controversey that it has caused some US states to change the name of the federal holiday from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”, finally giving recognition to the people who were the true founders of most lands of the world.

Most of us, including myself, have been remiss in our education of Indigenous People’s history. But now is our chance to learn about a past that was conveniently left out of our school textbooks. If you are interested to learn more about Indigenous People (and not just in the United States, but all across the world), here are some great book selections that will give you a great start:

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15 marks the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month long celebration that recognizes people’s contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country’s history, culture and heritage. If you are looking for ways to celebrate (or just educate yourself more about the hispanic heritage), here are some great book selections that will have you on your way:

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Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2018’s Book of the Year. And the winner is… Continue reading “Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…”

My Top Picks for The Great American Read

I have been talking about The Great American Read here on cup of tea with that book, please, ever since its launch. I have encouraged all of you to vote everyday and watch the amazing TV episodes that have aired. But now as voting ends tonight and the grand finale airs in a couple of days, I realized I never told you what my picks are. There were just so many great books to choose from but I think I managed to narrow it down to at least 10: Continue reading “My Top Picks for The Great American Read”

Top 40 Books in The Great American Read

The Great American Read, the PBS campaign to find America’s favorite book, has just reached a milestone. Today, they are celebrating 2 MILLION VOTES! A lot of people are really active in the search of America’s favorite novel! Continue reading “Top 40 Books in The Great American Read”

Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Format: Paperback

Pages: 449 pages

Published: September 30, 1868

Publisher: Bantam Classics

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Royal Books for a Royal Wedding

Tomorrow is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and of course, our invitations got lost in the mail. But that should not stop us from enjoying the royal romance. And what better way to do so than reading about one! So whether you are actually there or watching it on telly, here are some great “royal” selections that will help you celebrate this special day: Continue reading “Royal Books for a Royal Wedding”