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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
"This is essential reading. It should be required reading. Though it’s an examination of race/class/ systemic and structural racism in Britain, as an American it was easy to forget where I was reading about. So much is intertwined. There are so man..." Read more of this review »
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Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
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i...i am a MESS i am in tears I am shaking this was so so emotionally draining and intense and I can’t believe I read something this powerful.
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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
"Such a heartbreaking epistolary novel, full of sad moments yet with a ray of hope shining through them. This book is a page turner and a compelling read, but it does contain some disturbing parts as well as some explicit language. For those who ca..." Read more of this review »
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
"I hesitate to give this book such a low rating because it was gifted to me by one of my closest friends...but I feel a little less bad since he, too was underwhelmed by it.

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Okay, this book brought out a lot of feels for me. Slant follows James, a gay Asian guy who goes to a prestigious college in Boston and experiments more with his sexuality. He starts to date a hot guy named Stan, which leads to his first kiss, his fi ...more
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Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
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An excellent book about the power of women's anger and its potential to improve the political sphere. Rebecca Traister writes about how women's anger has been characterized as hysterical, too destructive, and outright unhelpful. She unearths the sexi ...more
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A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
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A solid collection of stories about the black male experience. Jamel Brinkley puts masculinity under a microscope in this collection, examining how it affects his characters' relationships with others and themselves. Whether the story centers a man f ...more
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Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
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A stunning poetry collection about the black queer experience, Danez Smith captures the dangers of police brutality and HIV with visceral imagery and a heartrending call for change. Their focus on the embodied effects of racism and homophobia makes t ...more
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Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
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Wanted to love this one but couldn’t understand a good amount of it. Justin Phillip Reed tackles pressing topics – masculinity, sexuality, white supremacy, etc. – with raw emotion and leaves few clean conclusions. His words pack a lot of power and sh ...more
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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
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A lot to love here: a strong focus on female friendship, asexual representation, and several feminist one-liners and passages that made my fanboy heart happy. I so appreciated how Felicity stood by her values of wanting her autonomy, to make a mark i ...more
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“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
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“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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