*GIVEAWAY* May 2022 Reads

*GIVEAWAY* May 2022 Reads

To celebrate AAPI authors and illustrators I am giving away 1 copy of Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes by Mia Wenjen! Enter through the Rafflecopter at the bottom of my post.

Check out what I read in May 2022! Reviews under the video. Make sure to comment what you are reading and what you think of the books I am reading.

Happy reading!

Books I read in May

May 2022 Reads by Alexis Ennis

Reviews of My Top Reads

BecomingBecoming by Michelle Obama
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I will admit that I did not ever really keep up with the Obamas and knew little about them outside of the presidency. I really enjoyed hearing about Michelle’s upbringing, her beginnings, meeting Barak, starting a family, and their life in the political world. This was a great book about supporting those you love, strength, family, finding yourself and…becoming who you are! I found her words motivational and inspiring.

View all my reviews In the Beautiful CountryIn the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Quill Tree Books for an early copy of this book!

I could NOT put this book down.

Beautiful poetry and a powerful story of immigration and first generation families in America. A must read for all ages, although it is aimed for middle grade.

For adults, I am reading Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang and think that would be a great pairing.

View all my reviews Singing with ElephantsSinging with Elephants by Margarita Engle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you Viking Books for Young Readers for sharing an early copy with me to review.

Margarita’s words are so beautiful and I will always read her stories. There is a beauty in the flow and rhythm, but also in her world that she builds. I really enjoyed experiencing the birth of a baby elephant through this book and it broke my heart learning about their music. It was a fantastic read!

View all my reviews Zara Hossain Is HereZara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened the audiobook and really enjoyed it. I found it very fast-paced and I wanted to keep listening.

This is a story that really shows how quickly things can go too far. Zara’s family is waiting on their green card, but things go south quickly when a boy begins threatening her family and her dad steps in-and then gets in trouble with the law (while also getting hurt!). I found myself getting so angry and so frustrated that Zara’s family couldn’t just make a place for themselves in America, that they wanted to just move back to Pakistan because it would be less dangerous. I hate that for them and that other families (in real life) could be (and are ) experiencing similar things.

Definitely a must read.

This book is marketed towards Young Adult because of the age of Zara and some language and mature situations, however I think it could be appropriate for junior high readers or more mature middle grade.

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Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female AthletesChanging the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes by Mia Wenjen

A perfect book to use in history, literature, or PE classes to discuss important and powerful Asian Pacific American Female Athletes. This book came out during the perfect time-the Olympics and had many of the athletes I watched. I loved reading their stories, where they came from and where they needed up. It is short and powerful. A must have for classrooms and libraries!

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