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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell
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Family Secrets by Deborah  Cohen
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Exile and Pride by Eli Clare
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Don Quixote by Jennifer Adams
"This adorable board book for the very young does everything right. It is part of the “BabyLit” series of literature-inspired books for toddlers and children.

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John Connolly
“Once upon a time – for that is how all stories should begin – there was a boy who lost his mother.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

Audre Lorde
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Audre Lorde

Guus Kuijer
“Happy," said Thomas. "When I grow up, I am going to be happy."

Mrs. van Amersfoort was about to pull a book from the shelf, but turned in surprise. She looked at Thomas with a smile and said, "That is a damn good idea. And do you know how happiness begins? It begins with no longer being afraid.”
Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything

Claire Messud
“When you are the woman upstairs, nobody thinks of you first. Nobody calls you before anyone else, or sends you the first postcard. Once your mother dies, nobody loves you “best of all.” It’s a small thing, you might think, and maybe it depends on your temperament, maybe for some people it’s a small thing, but for me […]”
Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

Claire Messud
“I'm a good girl. I'm a nice girl. I'm a straight-A, strait-laced, good daughter, good career girl, and I never stole anybody's boyfriend and I never ran out on a girlfriend, and I put up with my parents' shit and brother's shit and I'm not a girl anyhow, I'm over forty fucking years old, and I'm good at my job and I'm great with kids and I held my mother's hand when she died,after four years of holding her hand while she was dying, and I speak to my father ever day on the telephone -- every day, mind you, and what kind of weather do you have on your side of the river, because here it's pretty gray and a big muggy too? It was supposed to say "Great Artist" on my tombstone, but if I died right now it would say "Such a good teacher/daughter/friend" instead; and what I really want to shout, and want in big letters on that grave, too, is FUCK YOU ALL.”
Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

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