Great Nonfiction Books by Women: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day we recognize and appreciate all the great accomplishments women have done for the world. This year, the campaign focuses on the initiatives that challenge inequality, goes against stereotypes and call out bias and help build a more inclusive world. This powerful sentiment is supported by the message #ChooseToChallenge. To help us step up to this important challenge, here are some great book recommendations that will help readers learn, understand and create a more gender equal world:

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

It is the the start of the new year and you promised yourself that will try to read more books in 2021 but you just don’t know where to start! Don’t fret! I’m here to give you a chance to start your reading goals by showing you a glimpse of great books that will come out this month. From the anticipated YA novel from a bestselling author to a retelling of a gothic classic, you’ll have a hard time putting these exciting books down and may reach your goal halfway!

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Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2020: Adult and Teen Books

You can definitely say 2020 was a year. Although we are definitely eager to forget the chaos and the mayhem that this crazy year has brought us, 2020 is a year that has introduced me to great reads that has brought me so much joy and and really got me through these troubled times.

So from heartbreaking, compelling novels in verse to pirate adventures on the high sea, here are the books that made the best of this crazy year:

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2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

It’s here! Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. According to Goodreads, 5,674,480 votes were cast.

Some of my choices made it through, but there are some winners that I don’t wholeheartedly agree with. However, it does appear to be a well-rounded award list:

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Book Review: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 112 pages

Published: September 8, 2020

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Genre: Young Adult,Poetry, Nonfiction

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Celebrate Juneteenth with Reading

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX, two years after the the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. This day is widely celebrated as the end of slavery in America and is known as Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth”.

It is always important to learn more our country’s past, however, it is becoming more poignant to understand more from our tragic past. This is more than just another anti-racism booklist. These are book recommendations that talk about a topic some people are uncomfortable to discuss. To make way for a better future, we have to learn more our past. And these are some books that will help you get started:

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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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