We are so excited to announce that we are hosting a tour for Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse! Our own Leelynn took the lead on this one, here’s her letter of intent (which is pretty amazing!)
My family has some Cherokee blood in us, and unfortunately, the one family member that knew much of the culture and traditions that were passed down to us passed away before I could learn from her. I’d have given the world to spend a week learning everything I could, listening to her tell the stories of our ancestors, and being immersed in the history that was lost to us. I know others in the Native community have felt the same way and some of us are extremely lucky to have remnants of our culture still preserved today. Seeing Black Sun’s story inspired by Pre-Columbian Americas in a fantasy world filled with magic is a wonderful opportunity for Native reviewers like me to see our people represented in a world that is entirely our own.
We are looking for #OwnVoices readers that identify as Navajo and/or US/CAN Indigenous. If that’s you, be sure to fill out the form here. If you know someone that identifies as Navajo and/or US/CAN Indigenous, please pass along this information to them so they can see if they are interested.
Remember, we have 30 spots open for all tours, and our goal is to have the tour consist of #OwnVoices reviewers.Read more