Blog Tour & Giveaway: Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert was released in April, and you may have seen this book on the blog already with a 5-Star guest review from Christy, but I just couldn’t bare to stay away from another chance to promote this gorgeous book! So today I am going to share some more YA books that have immigration & emigration topics as well as some #ownvoices Asian-American novels and resources.


Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: April 10th, 2018; Disney-Hyperion
Purchase: Amazon, B&N, TBD

Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father’s closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there’s much more to his family’s past than he ever imagined.

Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family’s blessing to pursue the career he’s always dreamed of. Still, contemplating a future without his best friend, Harry Wong, by his side makes Danny feel a panic he can barely put into words. Harry and Danny’s lives are deeply intertwined and as they approach the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook their friend group to its core, Danny can’t stop asking himself if Harry is truly in love with his girlfriend, Regina Chan.

When Danny digs deeper into his parents’ past, he uncovers a secret that disturbs the foundations of his family history and the carefully constructed facade his parents have maintained begins to crumble. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.



YA Books with Immigration/Emigration Topics:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi – Goodreads | Amazon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Goodreads | Amazon

You Bring the Distance Near by Mitali Perkins – Goodreads | Amazon

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz – Goodreads | Amazon

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt – Goodreads | Amazon


YA Books Asian-American #OwnVoices:

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan – Goodreads | Amazon

American Panda by Gloria Chao – Goodreads | Amazon

Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Lee – Goodreads | Amazon

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee – Goodreads | Amazon

Pashima by Nidhi Chanani – Goodreads | Amazon

Serpentine by Cindy Pon – Goodreads | Amazon

I Believe In a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo – Goodreads | Amazon

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo – Goodreads | Amazon

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee – Goodreads | Amazon

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn – Goodreads | Amazon

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – Goodreads | Amazon

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Goodreads | Amazon

*Goodreads links out to series, if book listed has multiple books released in series.


#OwnVoices, Asian-American Blogs, and Reading Resources:


Fictasian – blog

Rich in Color – website

YA Interrobang – Blog

Diveristy in YA – Website

DiversifYA – website

#OwnVoices hashtag creator – Corrine Duyvis – Website

We Need Diverse Books – Website

White People Challenging Racism – website


Author Bio: Kelly Loy Gilbert

Kelly Loy Gilbert believes deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is the author of Conviction, a William C. Morris Award finalist, and lives in the SF Bay Area. She would be thrilled to hear from you on Twitter @KellyLoyGilbert or at

Twitter ** Instagram ** Website ** Goodreads


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