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The Things I Would Tell You by Sabrina  Mahfouz
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Such an important collection that centers the voices of British Muslim women. While I expected a series of nonfiction essays, The Things I Would Tell You contains short fiction, poetry, essays, and more. These women write with an unapologetic fiercen ...more
Thomas and 1 other person liked Tad's review of Everything I Never Told You:
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
"Oh, this is unquestionably a powerful debut by a stunning new voice in fiction. The story of the Lee's and their seemingly perfect lives is one that I think will resonate with anyone who picks up this book. All families keep secrets from each othe..." Read more of this review »
Thomas and 3 other people liked Donna's review of Pachinko:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
"Excellent writing. I was unfamiliar with the Japanese/Korean history and felt I learned a lot about it through this book.

It was well-paced and easy to pick back up the next day."
Thomas and 1 other person liked Danielle's review of The Hate U Give:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
"So I started buddy-reading this with Sam towards the end of the summer, but we both fell behind and she finished it before me because she has much more consistent reading habits 😊 But in anticipation of Thomas' new novel, I finally finished this a..." Read more of this review »
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Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
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Another amazing book from Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? asks us to imagine a world without prisons, a world more focused on healing and rehabilitation than punishment. Davis delineates the history of prisons as well as how prisons perpetuate ra ...more
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Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
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An evocative, sometimes twisted, yet all together moving short story collection about Asian immigrants living in New York. Sour Heart has a not super high average rating on Goodreads, and I wonder what that average rating would look like across my fe ...more
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Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
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Without a doubt the best book I have read in 2019 thus far, Thick: And Other Essays is thick with wit, intelligence, and an assured self-awareness. Tressie McMillan Cottom addresses many topics within the realm of black womanhood, including beauty st ...more
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A River of Stars by Vanessa  Hua
A River of Stars
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A slow, moving story about two pregnant women, Scarlett and Daisy, who escape a dangerous situation and flee to San Francisco’s bustling Chinatown. There, they raise and nurture their children while carving out their own piece of the American dream. ...more
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Slant by Timothy  Wang
Slant: A Novel
by Timothy Wang (Goodreads Author)
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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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Jessamyn West
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”
Jessamyn West

Margaret Mead
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Harper Lee
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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