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October Reads


June Reads

My Family's Slave by Alex Tizon

My parents never paid her, and they scolded her constantly. She wasn’t kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been. So many nights, on my way to the bathroom, I’d spot her sleeping in a corner, slumped against a mound of laundry, her fingers clutching a garment she was in the middle of folding.

May Reads

Another Brooklyn
by Jacqueline Woodson


The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn't.

Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Pinero
by Miguel Piñero

Part observer, part participant in the turbulent goings-on in his Nuyorican barrio, Miguel Pinero blasted onto the literary scene and made waves in the artistic current with his dramatic interpretations of the world around him through experimental poetry, prose, and plays.

Miguel Piñero (December 19, 1946 – June 16, 1988) was a playwright, actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was a leading member of the Nuyorican literary movement.


April Reads

The Underground Railroad: A Novel Paperback
by Colson Whitehead

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

In Colson Whitehead’s Latest, the Underground Railroad Is More Than a Metaphor

In “The Underground Railroad,” his new novel about American slavery, Colson Whitehead courageously opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather look…

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga
Book by Sally Kempton

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selflessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

Home - Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton’s latest book, Awakening Shakti gives you access to powerful tools for tuning in to the transformative power of the sacred feminine.

Lion (Movie Tie-In)
by Saroo Brierley

This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again

Saroo Brierley on Adapting His Book Into the Movie

The Ascension Mysteries: Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil

Now, David Wilcock reveals that the earth is on the front lines of a battle that has been raging between positive and negative extraterrestrials for 500,000 years and he looks ahead to what this battle means.

Divine Cosmos

Combining esoteric philosophy, alternative science and historical fact, Wilcock offers viewers the chance to rediscover our ancient systems of physics…

You Can’t Touch My Hair

A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson....

Phoebe Robinson (@dopequeenpheebs) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from Phoebe Robinson (@dopequeenpheebs). Stand-Up Comic | @2DopeQueens podcast | Sooo Many White Guys podcast | My book #YouCantTouchMyHair is avail in paperback, e-book & audiobook. Brooklyn, NY

Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention

Book by Jamal Joseph

In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he’s chair of their School of the Arts film division.

Jamal Joseph | Panther, Poet, Prisoner, Oscare Nominee

Jamal credits his time spent in the Black Panther Party and nine years in State and Federal Prisons as the fire the forged his creative sword. He is now a full professor at Columbia University's Graduate Film Program and the co founder and…

March Reads

Book of Poems titled Salt

by Nayyirah Waheed:


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The latest Tweets from nayyirah waheed (@nayyirahwaheed). the work of dreams. loveland.