Tour Sign-Ups: Clash of Steel

Tour Sign-Ups: Clash of Steel

Publication date: September 7th, 2021

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Pages: 304

Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings

Priority to: Chinese, Vietnamese, members of the LGBTQIA+ community

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Macmillan | Mysterious Galaxy | Bookshop | Indiebound Barnes and Noble |


Synopsis:

1826. The sun is setting on the golden age of piracy, and the legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Head of the Dragon, is now only a story, like the ones Xiang has grown up with all her life. She desperately wants to prove her worth, especially to her mother, a shrewd business woman who never seems to have enough time for Xiang. Her father is also only a story, dead at sea before Xiang was born. Her only memento of him is a pendant she always wears, a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry.

But the pendant’s true nature is revealed when a mysterious girl named Anh steals it, only to return it to Xiang in exchange for her help in decoding the tiny map scroll hidden inside. The revelation that Xiang’s father sailed with the Dragon Fleet and tucked away this secret changes everything. Rumor has it that the legendary Head of the Dragon had one last treasure—the plunder of a thousand ports — that for decades has only been a myth, a fool’s journey.

Xiang is convinced this map could lead to the fabled treasure. Captivated with the thrill of adventure, she joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. But the girls soon find that the sea—and especially those who sail it—are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe.

About The Author

Photograph by Caroline Tran


CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10 (Boom!), and All Out Now (HarperTeen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship.

Lee’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Wired Magazine, and Hypable. Lee’s first novel in the Sidekick Squad series, Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. Seven Tears at High Tide was the recipient of a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and also a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards in the YA and Speculative Fiction categories.

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About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who identify as Chinese, Vietnamese, or LGTBQIA+. The official hashtag for the tour will be #AClashofSteelTour.

The tour will run from September 7th to May 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, digital copies are available and for US reviewers, physical copies can be provided. 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.a

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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Tour Sign-ups: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzm Jalaluddin

Tour Sign-ups: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzm Jalaluddin

Publication date: April 13th 2021 

Publisher: HarperAvenue

Pages: 368

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Representation: Indian, Indian-Canadian and Muslim Representation

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon


Synopsis:

From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants

Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine her fellow intern at the city radio station, she may have a chance at landing a job. In the meantime, Hana pours her thoughts and dreams into a podcast, where she forms a lively relationship with one of her listeners. But soon she’ll need all the support she can get: a new competing restaurant, a more upscale halal place, is about to open in the Golden Crescent, threatening Three Sisters.

When her mysterious aunt and her teenage cousin arrive from India for a surprise visit, they draw Hana into a long-buried family secret. A hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana’s growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival restaurant—who might not be a complete stranger after all.

As life on the Golden Crescent unravels, Hana must learn to use her voice, draw on the strength of her community and decide what her future should be.

About The Author


Uzma Jalaluddin grew up in a diverse suburb of Toronto, but her favourite place in the world is the nearest bookstore or library. Her debut novel, AYESHA AT LAST (2018), is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the Toronto Muslim community. The novel was a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, was featured on The Today Show, and was a Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year. AYESHA AT LAST has been optioned for film by Pascal Pictures. Her second novel, HANA KHAN CARRIES ON (April 2021), was an instant Canadian bestseller. The novel is a reimagining of ‘You’ve Got Mail’ set in rival halal restaurants. Uzma writes a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star, and has written for The Atlantic. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two sons, where she also teaches high school.

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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 readers from UK, Europe, India, Australia, South Africa, and Singapore, with priority given to those who identify as Indian and Muslim. The official hashtag for the tour will be #HanaKhanonTour.

The tour will run from May 31st to June 13th. 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, Physical and Digital copies are available. The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our blog, 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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Tour Schedule: The Awakening of Malcolm X

Tour Schedule: The Awakening of Malcolm X

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: The Awakening of Malcolm X!

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 during the week of the tour and help promote the release of The Awakening of Malcolm X.

About the Book

Publication Date: January 5th 2021

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages: 288 pages

Genre: YA Historical, Fiction

Diversity tags: Muslim, African American, Black American

Other links: Goodreads | Amazon |Bookshop.org

The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist’s adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson.

No one can be at peace until he has his freedom.

In Charlestown Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares, Malcolm drifts through days unsure of his future. Slowly, he befriends other prisoners and writes to his family. He reads all the books in the prison library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm grapples with race, politics, religion, and justice in the 1940s. And as his time in jail comes to an end, he begins to awaken — emerging from prison more than just Malcolm Little: Now, he is Malcolm X.

Here is an intimate look at Malcolm X’s young adult years. While this book chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.

About the Authors

Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author YA novels including the Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning Monday’s Not Coming, the NAACP Image Award-nominated Allegedly, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, and GROWN.

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Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, is an activist, producer, motivational speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X and the picture book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

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Tour Schedule

January 3rd

Azeezat @ The Euphoriczat– Review + Book Recommendations

Brittany @ Books Eats and Booze – Instagram Review

January 4th

Paula @ The Paper Reels– Review + Favorite Quotes

Margie @ Margie Must Reads– Review + Excerpt

Nikhat @ It’s Nikhat– Review

January 5th

Alexis @ Lex With the Text – Review

Hafsah @Hafsa’s Creative Corner– Review + Excerpt

January 6th

Amani @ Amani’s Honest Reviews– Review + Book Recommendations

Dahabo @ Dee’s Library – Review + Favorite Quotes

January 7th

Hana @ Linh Hermione– Review + Favorite Quotes

Dee Jay @ DJ Reads Books – Review

January 8th

Rameela @ Star All Booked Up – Review

Odalis @ Bookish Plants – Review + Excerpt

January 9th

Ashley @ Reading Stewardess – Review + Interview

Gargee @ Wilder Girl Reads – Review + Reading Vlog

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