If you could have a difficult memory wiped away from your life, would you make that happen? Would you delete a tragic event, the memory of a person, or a major part of who you are? Silvera's debut novel asks some intense questions about love, love, and sexuality. The book keeps getting called a YA Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and that is absolutely a perfect description. I managed to get my hands on an ARC, and it is a stunning novel.
Simon J. Ortiz (b. May 27, 1941) is a Native American writer of the Acoma Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the second wave of what has been called the Native American Renaissance. He is one of the most respected and widely read Native American poets. "Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, for the Sake of the Land." is one of his best known works. He currently teaches creative writing and Native American literature at Arizona State University.