Blog Tour Sign-Up: Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

Blog Tour Sign-Up: Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

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Publication Date: November 10th 2020

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages: 256 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary

Diversity tags: Trangender and Queer

Other links: Goodreads | Amazon |Bookshop.org

Synopsis

Transgender author Agnes Borinsky deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel.

Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he’s adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing.

As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: maybe his name isn’t Alex at all. Maybe it’s Sasha Masha. 

About the Author

Agnes Borinsky is a writer from Baltimore, now living in Los Angeles. She mostly writes essays and plays, and has collaborated on all sorts of projects in basements, backyards, gardens, circus tents, classrooms, bars, and theaters. Sasha Masha is her first novel.

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About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers, booktubers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to both US-based and International readers, with priority given to those who identify as trangender and queer. The official hashtag for the tour will be #SashaMashaTour .

The tour will run from November 4th to November 10th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, only digital ARCs will be available. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

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Blog Tour Sign-Up: Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

Blog Tour Sign-Up: Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

Publication Date: September 15th, 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Pages: 320 pages

Genre: YA, Magical Realism

Diversity tags: Puerto Rican, Afro-Domincan, Afro-Latinx, Latinx

Other links: Goodreads | Amazon |Bookshop

Synopsis

Featuring contemporary Afro-Latinx characters, acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.

Eury comes to the Bronx as a girl haunted. Haunted by losing everything in Hurricane Maria–and by an evil spirit, Ato. She fully expects the tragedy that befell her and her family in Puerto Rico to catch up with her in New York. Yet, for a time, she can almost set this fear aside, because there’s this boy . . .

Pheus is a golden-voiced, bachata-singing charmer, ready to spend the summer on the beach with his friends, serenading his on-again, off-again flame. That changes when he meets Eury. All he wants is to put a smile on her face and fight off her demons. But some dangers are too powerful for even the strongest love, and as the world threatens to tear them apart, Eury and Pheus must fight for each other and their lives.

About the Author

Hi-res photo by Vanessa Acosta

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, The Education of Margot Sanchez, the middle grade novel Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit, and the forthcoming Never Look Back (September 2020) by Bloomsbury. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.

Website | Goodreads | Twitter

About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers, youtubers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to both US-based and International readers, with priority given to those who identify as Puerto Rican, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Latinx and Latinx. The official hashtag for the tour will be #EuryandPheusOnTour.

The tour will run from October 22nd to October 28th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, there are digital ARCs available for both US and International reviewers and there area limited number of physical ARCs available for international readers. The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

Tour Schedule: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Tour Schedule: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for an amazing middle grade story: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera.

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International and Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Lupe Wong Won’t Dance.

Publication Date: September 8th, 2020

Publisher: Levine Querido

Pages: 256 pages

Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Sports

Diversity tags: Own Voices Chinese American and Mexican American

Links: Goodreads | Amazon |Bookshop.org

Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.

Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who’s Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she’s not gonna let that slide.

Not since Millicent Min, Girl Genius has a debut novel introduced a character so memorably, with such humor and emotional insight. Even square dancing fans will agree…

Featured Voice

Everywhere Book Fest » Donna Barba Higuera

Donna grew up in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. As a child, rather than dealing with the regular dust devils, she preferred spending recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling dial-a-story over and over again, and sneaking into a restricted cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using the crumbling headstones as inspiration. ​

Donna’s Middle Grade and Picture Books are about kids who find themselves in odd or scary situations.​ From language to cultural differences in being biracial life can become…complicated. So like Donna,  characters tackle more than just the bizarre things that happen to them in their lives. 

Donna likes to write about all things funny, but also sad, and creepy, and magical. If you like those things, she hopes you will read her books! 

Donna lives in Washington State with her family, three dogs and two frogs. 

Schedule

September 8th

Salty Badger Books – 15 thoughts while reading

El Blog de Aldara –  Playlist 

September 9th 

Melancholic Blithe – Review

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review 

Binge Queen – Review 

September 10th

Ecstatic yet Chaotic – Review  

Tasting Pages – Review 

Scorpio Reader –   Review

September 11th 

Marshmallow Pudding – Review  

Dinah’s Reading Blog – Journal Spread 

September 12th 

Yanitza Writes – Review

Loveless Degrees – Review 

September 13th 

By My Shelf – Playlist

READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA – Book recommendations based on book

September 14th 

Too Much Miya – Review

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review as GIFs

Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 

Blog Tour Sign Ups: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Blog Tour Sign Ups: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Publication Date: September 8th, 2020

Publisher: Levine Querido

Pages: 256 pages

Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Sports

Diversity tags: Own Voices Chinese American and Mexican American

Other links: Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org

Synopsis

Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.

Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who’s Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she’s not gonna let that slide.

Not since Millicent Min, Girl Genius has a debut novel introduced a character so memorably, with such humor and emotional insight. Even square dancing fans will agree…

About The Author

Everywhere Book Fest » Donna Barba Higuera

Donna grew up in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. As a child, rather than dealing with the regular dust devils, she preferred spending recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling dial-a-story over and over again, and sneaking into a restricted cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using the crumbling headstones as inspiration. ​

Donna’s Middle Grade and Picture Books are about kids who find themselves in odd or scary situations.​ From language to cultural differences in being biracial life can become…complicated. So like Donna,  characters tackle more than just the bizarre things that happen to them in their lives. 

Donna likes to write about all things funny, but also sad, and creepy, and magical. If you like those things, she hopes you will read her books! 

Donna lives in Washington State with her family, three dogs and two frogs. 

Website | Goodreads | Twitter

About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to both US-based and International readers, with priority given to those who identify as Chinese American or/and Mexican American. The official hashtag for the tour will be #LupeWongOnTour .

The tour will run from September 8th to September 14th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, e-arcs will be given to all hosts due to time constraints. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

Tour Schedule: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Tour Schedule: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

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Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for our first exclusively international book tour for Charming As a Verb by Ben Philippe!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voice and international readers as possible. There were so many people interested and we got more so many responses, which makes us super happy.

Be sure to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Charming as a Verb. 

Featured Book

49867239Publication date: September 18th, 2020

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Pages: 336

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Diversity tags: own-voices, Haitian

Buy: AmazonGoodreads Book Depository

Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University.

There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.

Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for. . . .

This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.

Featured Voice

Ben Philippe was born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and now resides in New York. He is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers (UT Austin) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. He has covered Media & Culture for Vanity Fair, Observer, The A.V. Club, The Guardian, Playboy, and Thrillist. His short stories have appeared in Five Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Bookanista, and a couple of other places.  He currently teaches at Barnard College in Manhattan, New York.

WebsiteGoodreads | Twitter 

Schedule

September 2nd

What Irin Reads – Review Only

The Youngvamp’s Haven – Review Only

September 3rd

Phantom Paper – Share an excerpt

September 4th

Scorpioreader – Share an excerpt

September 5th

Oiza Reads – Review Only

Roving Savant – Review Only

September 6th

MelReads – Review Only 

Her Book Thoughts – Playlist 

September 7th

The Moon Child Pages – Review Only

Her Bookish Diaries – Review Only

September 8th

By My Shelf – Reading Vlog 

Endless Pages – Review in GIFs

Paperbacks & Pen – Review Only

Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 

Furia Tour Schedule

Furia Tour Schedule

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Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez book tour!!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voice and international readers as possible. There were so many people interested and we got more so many responses, which makes us super happy.

Be sure to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Furia.  Read more

Blog Tour Sign Up: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Blog Tour Sign Up: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

49867239 Publication date: September 18th, 2020

Publisher:Balzer + Bray

Pages: 336

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Diversity tags: own-voices, Haitian

Buy: AmazonGoodreads Book Depository

Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University.

There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself.

Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for. . . .

This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves.

About the Author

Ben Philippe was born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, Qc, Canada, and now resides in New York. He is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers (UT Austin) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. He has covered Media & Culture for Vanity Fair, Observer, The A.V. Club, The Guardian, Playboy, and Thrillist. His short stories have appeared in Five Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Bookanista, and a couple of other places.  He currently teaches at Barnard College in Manhattan, New York.

Website | Goodreads | Twitter 

About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It’s open to international readers ONLY, with priority given to those who identify as Haitian. The official hashtag for the tour will be #CharmingBookTour.

The tour will run from September 2nd to September 8th. Although we prefer reviews, we can also arrange author interviews, and any other creative content you can come up with.

ONLY digital review copies will be available. The selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. Also, the CP Tours Twitter and Instagram accounts will announce when all the confirmation emails have been sent out! If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments below or email coloredpagestours@gmail [dot]com

Book Tour Schedule: Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo

Book Tour Schedule: Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo

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Hello friends!!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo Book Tour!!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voice and international readers as possible. There were so many people interested and we got more so many responses, which makes us super happy.

Be sure to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of Historically Inaccurate. Read more

We Are Not Free Tour Schedule

We Are Not Free Tour Schedule

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Hello friends!!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the We Are Not Free by Traci Chee book tour!!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voice and international readers as possible. There were so many people interested and we got more so many responses, which makes us super happy.

Be sure to check our hosts’ posts and visit the different stops we will have during the tour week and help promote the release of We Are Not Free.

Read more

Blog Tour Sign Up: Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

Blog Tour Sign Up: Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

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Publication date: September 15th, 2020

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary

Diversity tags: own-voices, Argentinian

Buy: AmazonGoodreads Book Depository

A powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.

In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life.

At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father.

On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university.

But the path ahead isn’t easy. Her parents don’t know about her passion. They wouldn’t allow a girl to play fútbol—and she needs their permission to go any farther. And the boy she once loved is back in town. Since he left, Diego has become an international star, playing in Italy for the renowned team Juventus. Camila doesn’t have time to be distracted by her feelings for him. Things aren’t the same as when he left: she has her own passions and ambitions now, and La Furia cannot be denied. As her life becomes more complicated, Camila is forced to face her secrets and make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her.

Filled with authentic details and the textures of day-to-day life in Argentina, heart-soaring romance, and breathless action on the pitch, Furia is the story of a girl’s journey to make her life her own.

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