Tag: Diverse Reads

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer is a first novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, which won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for literature.  It’s a fascinating look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath from the perspective of the Vietnamese.  Right away it makes you realize how much Americans only see the Vietnam War from our own perspective, not those…

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

With the current news about deportations and ICE arrests, it felt important to me to read a book from the perspective of someone who has experienced it firsthand.  Guerrero is not an immigrant herself, but her parents and older brother were born in Columbia.  Guerrero’s parents were deported when she was only fourteen years old,…

Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about books that are set outside the U.S.  I try to read a lot of books that are set in other countries, although I don’t always succeed.  For purposes of this list, I’m not including anything in the UK either, since a…