The mission of the Boricongo Book Gang is to honor reading as a tool of achieving personal consciousness of our realities as POC. By reading works written specifically by writers of color we achieve a stronger connection and understanding of our community and other BIPOC communities. Through this, we honor the ancestors who risked and sacrificed their lives to obtain the powerful tool of literacy. This is not an exclusion of any reader but a direct and intentional focus on the works we read.
See below lists for ALL Book Choices for the FOUR different categories (If a book choice is unavailable via Bookshop.Org, I've listed the book info at the top of the list):
Boricongo Prose Book Choices: Includes fiction, memoir, essay, YA prose, speculative fiction, etc.
Boricongo Poetry Book Choices: Includes poetry books by authors and poetry anthologies.
Boricongo Kids Book Choices: Age range generally focuses on Pre-K - Age 12.
Boricongo ICON Book Choices: These books are considered iconic books in the writers of color literary canon.