Hey mersquad coven!
Today is the first official day of The Black Kids Book Tour with Hear Our Voices Book Tours! I am so excited to be one of the #ownvoices reviewers for this tour, and I’m here with an Original Book Tag!
Yes, yes, I am a huge stan of creating original book tags! And here’s another one that I’m making! While this one may be slightly different from the others that I’ve made, I hope that you still take part in this one and share it with your friends. Also, remember to check out the rest of the schedule in the link above!
- Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post.
- Link to the original creator: Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads! Please note that she used the artwork/graphics if you end up using them.
- Answer the questions to the best of your ability. No wrong answers here!
- Tag some people you think would would have fun doing this tag.
- Copy-paste the rules and prompts.
And you already know how I feel about this one, so I’m not even going to say anything further lol.
Sana was definitely a sheltered character. There were some things that she experienced being the daughter of immigrants, and being a minority in the United States, but when she moved out to California, it was a whole culture change for her. Sure, the Midwest was one type of way, and she was like one of the only Japanese / Asian people there, but that also put her at a disadvantage of knowing how other Asian friends and families would be like. At least, until her friends told her about it. But she started off sheltered.
I purposely put this prompt because when I thought about it, I realized that there really aren’t a lot of multi-racial characters that I could think of. There are a lot that are one whole race over another, and honestly I feel like that’s not as cool as I would like. Also, when I think about the dynamics of the people that I grew up with and that I interact with, the likelihood that someone is mixed rather than one whole race is way higher than the other way around.
One of the few people that I can think about is Tala from Wicked As You Wish. She’s half Filipino and half white, and even then that’s just biracial right? Well I’m including her anyway because I did like her and I figure you should get to know about her.
This book made me uncomfortable for the sheer fact that I freaking hated it.
I mean… if you don’t know what I want to be by now… Clearly I’m not promoting my brand the right way…. Just saying.
Did you guess yet? Yes, a FUCKING MERMAID!
CHEATING IN A RELATIONSHIP! Ugh I hate it as a trope/plot device, whatever. I get that it makes for reasonable plot device to either end a relationship or make someone forgo relationships forever. Whatever. Just give me a breakup that isn’t due to someone losing all trust in others because the other person CHEATED! Please. It gives me hives and brings back memories of my childhood. I’m not it.
See what I mean? This book tag definitely got uncomfortable right? Just like this book. When you end up reading it, let me know when you see these quotes that I mention. And let me know what you think about those passages!
6 thoughts on “Blog Tour: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed | Original Book Tag”
Oooo I love this so much! I’m currently working on my leg of the tour and I’m so excited to see everyone’s posts soon 😀
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Ahh Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see yours and everyone’s posts too! This is so exciting.
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Definitely doing this tag!!
You want to be a mermaid! I had no idea 😇 Think you’ve been too subtle Leelynn 😂😂☺️☺️ Great tag my friend ❤️💚💙💖
This is such an amazing tag and I definitely have check this book out! we absolutely need more multiracial characters!! (especially ownvoices multiracial characters… I’m tired of reading biracial characters written by authors who aren’t biracial and low-key erase half the character…). also somewhat off topic but I am SO EXCITED for Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live action little mermaid!! Black people (any people!!) can be mermaids and omg I’ve watched a couple videos of her singing and… what a queen tbh an absolute queen she’s going to be amazing!!