Monthly Motif June Check-In [Diversify Your Reading]

June has got to be one of our favorite months of the year. We love summer! There’s nothing better than sitting pool side (or beach side) armed with a cold drink and good book. This month we’re asking you to diversify your reading. Hopefully you’ve been doing that all year long and are ready to dive in even further now…

Diversify Your Reading

“Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own or read about a culture you want to learn more about.”

Our Choices


My choice this month is a book of short stories – all written by authors from diverse backgrounds – A People’s Future of the United States – edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams.

A Peoples Future of the United States

A People’s Future of the United States presents twenty-five never-before-published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well-established. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars. But fear not: A People’s Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy.

Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer & trans people, Muslims and other people whose lives are often at risk.

Tell us what you plan on reading in the comments – and then Remember to use the linky below to link up to your reads for this month and make sure to check out the other links as well! sites prevent Inlinkz Widget from loading.

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  1. dee

    Jun 05

    I am reading ” Daily Life In Victorian England” by Sally Mitchell.
    Drawing on a wealth of sources, this volume brings England’s Victorian era to life. Teachers, students, and interested readers can use this resource to examine Victorian life in a multitude of settings, from idyllic country estates to urban slums. Organized for easy reference, the volume provides information about the physical, social, economic, and legal details of daily life in Victorian England. Over sixty illustrations plus excerpts from primary sources enliven the work, which can be used in both the classroom and library to answer questions concerning laws, money, social class, values, morality, and private life.

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