Binti is a fabulous sci-fi novella that felt like Ray Bradbury visited Wakanda. Binti is a strong female heroine who is trying to figure out who she is in the universe. Is she the dutiful daughter with her parent’s genius mathematical skills destined to take over the family business? Is she an earth-devoted member of the Himba tribe strengthened by the cultural rituals of her people? Or might she be something bigger than anyone could imagine? 

I will definitely be picking up the next book to see where her new found identity takes her next.

This was my first BIPOC sci-fi/fantasy read of the year. This month I’m also hoping to read Black Sun, Legendborn and Queen of the Conquered.

What’s your first BIPOC read of 2021?

~ Dana

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