Ashley M. Jones shares a reading list to celebrate REPARATIONS NOW!.
Tags: American Happiness, Andrew Aydin, Ashley M. Jones, audre lorde, Eloise Greenfield, going to meet the man, Good Talk, Honey I Love, Incendiary Art, Jacqueline Allen Trimble, James Baldwin, John Lewis, Kevin Young, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Lucille Clifton, Mend, Michael Glaser, Mira Jacob, Monique L. Jones, Nate Powell, Patricia Smith, Reparations Now!, Sister Outsider, Sonia Sanchez, The Book of Awesome Black Americans, What to Read When
Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.
Tags: 10000 Dresses, A Midwinter Break, A Time to Kill, Alain Deneault, Alice Walker, American Library Association, Andrew Aydin, Angie Thomas, banned books, beloved, Bernard MacLaverty, censorship, Charles Johnson, chris hedges, crank, Daughter of the Forrest, David France, Edward P. Jones, Einstein's Beach House, Ellen Hopkins, Emily Rosenblum, Empire of Illusions, growing, Harper Lee, Heather Has Two Mommies, How to Survive a Plague, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Imperial Canada Inc, In the Night Kitchen, It's Perfectly Normal, Jacob M. Appel, James Joyce, Janet Fitch, John Grisham, John Lewis, Juliet Marillier, Leslea Newman, Life is Funny, Love Comes Later, MARCH series, Marcus Ewert, Margo Lanagan, mariko tamaki, maurice sendak, Maya Angelou, Middle Passage, Mohana Rajakumar, Nate Powell, Nawal El Saadawi, No Choirboy, reading recommendations, Rex Ray, Robie H. Harris, Spencer Folkins, Susan Kuklin, Tender Morsels, the bluest eye, The Color Purple, The Hate U Give, The Known World, This One Summer, To Kill a Mockingbird, Toni Morrison, Ulysses, What to Read When, White Oleander, Woman at Point Zero
The artistic oeuvre of Cecil Castellucci is dauntingly varied and vast. A singer/songwriter, a playwright, a librettist, she is also the author of many books, ranging from the picture book Grandma’s Gloves (winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal) to the YA novels Boy Proof, Tin Star, and the part comic, part prose novel […]
Tags: abusive relationship, Boy Proof, California Book Award Gold Medal, Cecil Castellucci, DC, gender equality, gender inequality, Grandma's Gloves, graphic novels, hobos, Jacques d’Amboise, Jose Pimienta, Kenneth Oppel, LA Review of Books, Nate Powell, Odd Duck, reproductive rights, sexism, Shade the Changing Girl, Soupy Leaves Home, The Plain Janes, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tin Star, train travel, trains
Last year on our way to and from getting married in New Orleans, my now husband and I went on a civil rights pilgrimage. We went to Montgomery and Birmingham; we went to Selma. We drove the Pettus Bridge there in Selma a dozen times, imagining, feeling a weighty sadness all over. I want to […]
Tags: Andrew Aydin, Anna March, At the Dark End of the Street, Charles Johnson, civil rights, Danielle L. McGuire, Dreamer, John Lewis, March Book One, March Book Two, Nate Powell, On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems, Reading Mixtape, reading recommendations, Rita Dove, Women in the Civil Rights Movement