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LPL_KateG created a list Feb 24 2020
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Lawrence Veggie of the Year: Tomato! (2020)

"Tomatoes are the 2020 Veggie of the Year, and Lawrence organizations are coming together to celebrate. There will be programming from Lawrence Public Library, Just Food, the Sunrise Project, and more! Here are some great reads to get you started..."
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bookyb
Jan 30 2020
"This is not Cummins' story to tell. She has only recently started identifying as Latinx, based on the existence of a Puerto Rican grandmother. There is a huge money machine behind the publication and promotion of this book, and it does a major dis..." Permalink
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Tjavierb
Jan 30 2020
"A book about Mexican migrants by someone who has no experience with the people or experiences. This book shouldn't have been greenlit for this writer. The publisher should've let someone with the right background write it instead of making more ro..." Permalink
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aliana_gc
Jan 30 2020
"The Latinx community is grossly underrepresented. So when a book comes out that perfectly illustrates the hardships that immigrants face every day, we should embrace it now matter who the author is." Permalink
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#OwnVoices books to read instead of American Dirt

"American Dirt is lauded as The Immigration Story of our times. However, it was written by a woman geographically and culturally far, far away from the characters she writes about. Meanwhile, Mexican voices are silenced, drowned out by the massive ..."
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