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Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

Looking for a pandemic read that is filled with quarantine life and adapting to this reality?  Filled with humor, charm and a reminder that we are all in this together.  An enjoyable quick read. heart

             - Alana


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Are You Listening? Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250207562
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Tillie Walden is brilliant and I encourage you to read all of her work.  From color palette to characters Walden pulls you in 'til the very end.  Her illustrations are gorgeous and she includes examples of her process in the back.  If you are not familiar with many graphic novels, this is a great place to start.  Enjoy!

            - Alana


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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

If you are looking to explore the graphic novel world (welcome!) Persepolis is a fantastic place to start.  Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully illustrated, Satrapi takes readers into her life - growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, and later in her life when she has left her home country.  Lucky for you you get the whole story in this complete collection.

                                                                             -  Alana


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Notes of a Native Son Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

Ten compelling, must read essays on race by none other than the timeless James Baldwin.  Read one, discuss three or six, or read all ten back to back.  They are essays to sit with and revisit.

                                                                       -  Alana


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If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie Tie-In) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780525566120
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Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2018

A moving love story taking place during the 1970s in NYC.  This story is centered around characters that I wasn't ready to say goodbye to at the end and it was a hard book to put down.  However, like all James Baldwin books, once finished this is a story to sit with and reflect on.  I believe all would benefit from reading.

                                                                         -  Alana


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If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307275936
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

A moving love story taking place during the 1970s in NYC.  This story is centered around characters that I wasn't ready to say goodbye to at the end and it was a hard book to put down.  However, like all James Baldwin books, once finished this is a story to sit with and reflect on.  I believe all would benefit from reading.

                                                 - Alana