In Reading Color

In Gifting Color

Welcome to In Reading Color, a space where we focus on literature by and about people of color.

I hope your holiday season has been treating you well so far. If you’re like me, you haven’t quite finished holiday shopping, but it’s all good because I got you! Below are some things I think will make great gifts, and what’s more, they’re all from Etsy shops that are run by people of color! Just make sure to make a purchase as soon as you see something you like because you know that time is flying.

black lives matter book pouch

I actually have this book pouch and it’s just as cute and conscious in person. It starts at $14, and at the time of writing this newsletter, there is a 20% off discount 👀.

bookmark with Black woman on one side and phases of the moon on the other

This bookmark is another thing that I’ve actually bought (and would buy again). I will say that it is just card stock, but if you want something thicker, the seller also has some bookmarks made of resin that are pretty and customizable. $4+

Two Indigenous children's games with an Indigenous doll in between them.

These kids’ games look super cute (and fun!) and feature beautiful Indigenous art. $9+

Toni Morrison mug

I don’t know who will turn down a mug, especially if it’s featuring my favorite author and play Auntie, Toni Morrison. $17+

This beautiful and Native made infinity scarf is perfect for the season! $21.

blind date with a book box

For this blind date with a book box, you can pick a genre and a mug design. It also comes with Mexican candies and a Chocolate Abuelita instant hot chocolate mix. $39

cafecito espresso creamed sugar scented candle

This candle smells like sweetened coffee, for the candle and coffee lover in your life. $20

framed picture of books by Asian authors

This print of books by Asian authors will look super cute on any wall! $15+

Japanese stationary

Although we live in an age of instant messages, I still love stationary and the idea of handwritten letters. This beautiful Japanese stationary is perfect for the person in your life who still likes to hand write things. $7

Black Panther movie pin

Gift the Black Panther fan (which might be yourself!) this pin of King T’Challa

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Thanks for reading; it’s been cute! If you want to reach out and connect, email me at or tweet at me @erica_eze_. You can find me on the Hey YA podcast with the fab Tirzah Price, as well as in the In The Club newsletter.

Until next week