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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:44AM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The theme for the book of February is an "own voices" book. Yes, that is the same as the the prompt for week 8. So feel free to suggest a book from your own plan. For those new to the group, a brief intro on the book of the month may be found here.

Rules:
- One suggestion per user
- A book will enter the poll once someone "seconds" the book
- Seconding a book counts as your suggestion
- Suggestions will remain open for one week or as soon as 5-6 books have been seconded.

Poll Entries
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
George by Alex Gino
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Available to be Seconded
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
I'll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin


message 2: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Since it seems to be a popular book in the group and I've seen it many plans, I'm going to suggest:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


message 3: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7219 comments Mod
Second The Hate U Give!


message 4: by Angela (new)

Angela | 95 comments I’m planning to read the Hate U Give for week 8, so I’m glad to see it suggested! :)


message 5: by Chrissy (last edited Jan 01, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Chrissy | 840 comments I nominate American Street, which is about Haitian immigrants in Detroit, and has a beautiful cover.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi


message 6: by Sabrina (last edited Jan 01, 2018 03:06PM) (new)

Sabrina | 390 comments I'd like to nominate Will Grayson, Will Grayson


message 7: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 714 comments I’d like to nominate Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about Nigerians - one who left for America, one who stayed in Nigeria.


message 8: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2547 comments I nominateI'll Be Right There by South Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin.


message 9: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1058 comments Mod
Lizzy wrote: "I’d like to nominate Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about Nigerians - one who left for America, one who stayed in Nigeria."

I second this. I’ve been looking forward to reading it for ages so it would be great to read and discuss with others.


message 10: by Ali (last edited Jan 01, 2018 04:55PM) (new)

Ali (alide_08) | 213 comments I'd like to nominate Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's African-American childhood in New York City.


message 11: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2219 comments I second American Street.


message 12: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 396 comments I second Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.


message 13: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 476 comments I would like to nominate George. It's a book about gender identity.


message 14: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) | 2920 comments I second George!


message 15: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2926 comments I would like to nominate Homegoing


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth | 127 comments I second Homegoing


message 17: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Just note that Homegoing was a botm in 2017.


message 18: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Poll will be posted shortly!


message 19: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
The poll has been posted: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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