About

I work in a library by day and parent the rest of the time. I am passionate about good books representing the full spectrum of human diversity for every age group and reading level. This blog is my attempt to help parents, educators, and librarians find the best books authored by or featuring characters of color.  That sometimes means reviewing the worst books so people know what to stay away from.

This Blog

Originally I started this blog because people kept asking me about the 30 Day Project and I wanted a place to refer them for reviews and information, but ColorfulBookReviews has expanded beyond that scope.  I post far more fiction book reviews than I planned!

Although my main focus is non-fiction works about African Americans, I also have interest in books about other people of color, indigenous peoples, disability, LGB, transgender, and other marginalized groups.  I also post about books that deal with adoption, foster care and multi-ethnic families.

What I Post

Every week I post a review of a fiction book (everything from picture books up to adult fiction, but usually chapter books for 2nd-8th grade) for Fiction Friday.

As I can, I review other books (usually non-fiction) during the week under Book Reviews.

Occasionally, I do a Theme Week, where I post several times relating to the same topic during a week.

Sometimes if I review more than one book on a subject, I Compare and Contrast two or more books.  Also as I am starting to build up some reviews, I am beginning to do Book Lists.  All of my reviews are tagged with the general reading level, genre, and diverse groups featured.

Other Areas of Note

In 2017, I began building a diverse board book collection from the ground up.

I’ve taken a special interest in finding, reading, and reviewing books about people of color or indigenous people living with a disability.  I made a booklist or you can read my reviews so far.

In spring 2017 I also started the #100indigenousbooks challenge.  You can check out my booklist (with links to my reviews) or just scroll through and read my reviews.

If you want to know more about me personally, I occasionally post about how my reading relates to my life under this tag.