Imaginary Animal by Rachelle Linda Escamilla

Imaginary Animal was constructed for my family, really. It began as a way of chronicling the stories and images and sentiment around the different identities for the different women in my life: from campesino to cannery workers to cooks to house cleaners to caregivers to poet?--Rachelle Linda Escamilla Willow Books is proud to announce the … Continue reading Imaginary Animal by Rachelle Linda Escamilla

E. Ethelbert Miller’s New Chapter

Willow Books is pleased to announce the addition of E. Ethelbert Miller to our house. The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller is slated for release in Spring 2016 as part of the Established Author Series. An upcoming 2015 Inductee into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame, Miller is a writer, literary activist, and director of the African American Resource … Continue reading E. Ethelbert Miller’s New Chapter

{diversity in lit} friday #15

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by Fongwei Liuby Fongwei Liu

A few links to reviews, articles, sites, etc. of the Diversity in Literature concern from around a small portion the blook blogosphere, accumulated over the past week or so.


–Elyse Dinh-McGillis reviews a mystery/thriller for Shelf Awareness: Dana Haynes’s Gun Metal Heart (Minotaur 2014). “Daria Gibron–former agent for Israel’s Shin Bet (secret service) and now freelance operative–is recovering from injuries incurred during her previous escapade, Ice Cold Kill. […] the cinematic action is fun, and a crash course in the history of the former Yugoslavia helps make this a smart summer thriller.”

beneath–Kerry McHugh reviews Beneath the Darkening Sky by Majolk Tulba (One World 2013, orig. 2012) for Shelf Awareness. “is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful, giving us the story of a young boy who must fight to defend himself against conditions worse than any human–let alone a child–should ever be forced to…

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