In Reading Color

A Zimbabwean Animal Farm, Queer, Mexican Magic, Writing As Protest, and More New Releases

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

How’s life/reading been going? I just made a bit of a lifestyle change this past weekend. I’m not usually one to have a list of hard and fast requirements for a partner, but I’ve since changed that in order to have “will let me run it up in Barnes & Noble” on the list. It may be the only thing on the list, but it’s there now.

Here are just a few of March’s new releases so you can run it up this week!


cover of The Aquanaut by Dan Santat

The Aquanaut by Dan Santat

Those Kids from Fawn Creek  by Erin Entrada Kelly

New from Here by Kelly Yang

Caprice by Coe Booth


All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Cover of Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Crimson Reign by Amélie Wen Zhao

Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

A Thousand Steps Into Night by Traci Chee

LakeLore by Anna-Marie McLemore


Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia. Bonus: here’s a great article that discusses the book

Run and Hide by Pankaj Mishra

Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani

The First, the Few, the Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America by Deepa Purushothaman

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo

Good Intentions by Kasim Ali 

cover of Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo

Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi

Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett 

Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk by Sasha LaPointe 

The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet by Leah Thomas

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Until next time,