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Books Worth Your Time! Books Worth Your Time!

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred.
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred.
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What the Eyes Don't See

The word “hero” is way overused but if you ever want to learn about a genuine honest-to-goodness hero, grab up a copy of “What the Eyes… More
recommended by PimaLib_NormS
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Children's Books Worth Your Time Children's Books Worth Your Time

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
New children's fiction and non-fiction titles that are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!
New children's fiction and non-fiction titles that are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses,…
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Read Harder 2018: The Kids Are Alright Read Harder 2018: The Kids Are Alright

By PimaLib_RavenousReaders
The challenge for this month was a one-sitting book and the first book in a new-to-me middle grade series. One-sitting books are both good…
The challenge for this month was a one-sitting book and the first book in a new-to-me middle grade series. One-sitting books are both good…
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Failing up

If you're familiar with modern musical theater at all, this guy's face might be familiar. Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton fame has been…
recommended by PimaLib_JessicaP
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AfroLatinidad AfroLatinidad

recommended by PimaLib_NuestrasRaices
Explore the rich Afro Latinx identity through a variety of personal experiences and stories.
Explore the rich Afro Latinx identity through a variety of personal experiences and stories.
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The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson can write no wrong in my eyes. I always feel connected to her words and this picture book is no different. It made me…
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
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Books Worth Your Time! Books Worth Your Time!

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!
New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!
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The Poisoned City

Anna Clark’s book, “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy”, is . . . what’s the best word here . . . infuriating.… More
recommended by PimaLib_NormS
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Nakom

Get a taste of Ghanaian life from the movie Nakom, nominated in 2017 for a Film Independent Spirit Award. The central character, Iddrisu,…
recommended by PimaLib_SamR
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Happy Born Day, bell hooks! Happy Born Day, bell hooks!

recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
Gloria Jean Watkins was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville , Kentucky. She adopted "bell hooks" as her pen name as a tribute to…
Gloria Jean Watkins was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville , Kentucky. She adopted "bell hooks" as her pen name as a tribute to...
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Seriously Funny Black Female Comedians Seriously Funny Black Female Comedians

recommended by PimaLib_Kindred
These Black female comedians have made us laugh so hard our sides hurt. Here are some books written by them about their lives on & off the stage, their favorite pieces of advice, and more.
These Black female comedians have made us laugh so hard our sides hurt. Here are some books written by them about their lives on & off…
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Mixed

Powerful message in simple yet masterfully written & illustrated picture book. Lessons centered around acceptance, tolerance, respect for... More
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't…

by Retta
I "discovered" Retta in 2000 when I was watching an episode of Premium Blend on Comedy Central. I belly laughed during her entire routine... More
recommended by PimaLib_TeneciaP
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