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Representation and Appropriation | Board Games

For the past week, I have been thinking about a tough question about representation in all forms of media – TV, movies, books, and in particular board games. This mainly stems from the idea of the #ownvoices movement in literature. This means that an author is writing characters from their own experience. So for example, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Story of Maha by Sumayya Lee

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. When I first started blogging about books, I had a small understanding of what diverse literature and stories were. I thought mostly about diverse authors from the United States and less about global perspectives. I also failed to acknowledge the … Continue reading

Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices Wrap Up

Wow, the month of November flew by super fast! This was my first attempt of hosting a blogging event and I learned a ton and had a fantastic time reading and signal boosting Native Hawaiian authors. Below, I have outlined all the posts featured this month with a 2-3 sentence description. Please check them out … Continue reading

Guest Post ~ Book Review: Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline McGregor

I want to thank Wendy from What the Log Had to Say for participating in my event and writing a fantastic review. Please take the time to check out Wendy’s other reviews and posts! I was so very excited when I saw that Brendon was doing a month-long focus on native Hawaiians to celebrate Indigenous … Continue reading

Book Review: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

This is Paradise is a short story collection written by Kristiana Kahakauwila, a hapa author of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), German and Norwegian extract. In efforts to set up this blogging event, a person contacted me through my blog with the recommendation I reach out to and possibly feature Kristiana during this month. I immediately went to Goodreads to … Continue reading

Guest Post: Why Indigenous Authors of Hawai’i Matter

I want to thank Jackie from Death by Tsundoku blog for researching and writing such a wonderful post for the Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices blog event. Check out her blog at the link above! When Brendon announced he was going to feature the Indigenous Peoples of Hawai’i for his November posts, I will admit I SQUEE’d … Continue reading

Spotlight: #ProtectMaunaKea

A wonderful family member sent me an article on decolonizing science and after the author’s introduction was a huge reading list, spanning from books, to articles, to dissertations. A few in particular stuck out to me as I was compiling my resources for my Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices blogging event: a dissertation on the politics of astronomy … Continue reading

Book Review: House of Many Gods by Kiana Davenport

House of Many Gods by Kiana Davenport was the only book by a Native Hawaiian author I found at my local library. My library did carry a selection of the “top books about or set in Hawaii,” but unfortunately those books are written by White authors or non-Native Hawaiian authors born or living in Hawaii. Kiana Davenport … Continue reading

Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices

In the United States, November is Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month / Native American Heritage Month. Although we should be celebrating and honoring all Indigenous Peoples and First Nations year round, this month in particular is an intentional focus on standing with these communities and help to lift Indigenous Peoples voices and experiences. This month on … Continue reading

Book Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

This book is the #DSFFBookClub pick of the month. I do not usually go out and buy books as soon as they release for a couple of reasons. First, I do not necessarily like hardback books (although I am slowly coming around) and hardbacks at full price are a huge hit on my book budget. … Continue reading

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