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American Story | Kwame Alexander
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Pickpick

If your looking for an elementary aged picture book that doesn‘t sugarcoat slavery, Alexander‘s new picture book is well done!

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IndoorDame
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TheSpineView Love ❤️ 😍 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Gone to soon 💔💔

#MLKDay
#JanuaryJazz

Eggs ❤️💔❤️ 2w
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Graywacke
Uncle Tom's Children | Richard Wright
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A flawed, but incredibly powerful collection of stories.

It serves as a commentary on the Jim Crowe South…and also oddly on (the awkwardness of?) Communist idealism. It also has some beautiful use of idiomatic language, terrific characters, and insane dramatic tension. 

Etchings are by John Wilson for the story Down by the Riverside.
#RichardWright

Bookwomble I bought this about 15 years ago after reading Native Son, but haven't got to it yet. Useful to know it's worth keeping hold of 🙂 2w
Graywacke @Bookwomble it‘s maybe outside your (rather expansive) normal fair, but definitely rewarding. The cathartic affect of the drama here actually bothered him immensely, and led him to change his approach when writing Native Son, 2w
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IndoorDame
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TheSpineView ❤️ Dunbar! He is another poet that I need to read more of. 2w
IndoorDame @TheSpineView ❤️❤️ 2w
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Graywacke
Uncle Tom's Children | Richard Wright
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Started a new book this morning.

#RichardWright is a planned 2023 theme for me. This collection of novellas was his first published book, originally published in 1938 and expanded in 1940.

erzascarletbookgasm Someone‘s not too pleased being a model for your photo 😁 3w
dabbe Want to kiss that puppy nose! ❣️🐾❣️ 3w
Graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm definitely lazy dog abuse. 🙂 @dabbe I promise you, you do not want to kiss that particular nose. 😳 3w
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sarahbellum Hi, puppy! 🤩 3w
dabbe @Graywacke 🤣🤣🤣 I'll settle for the top of the head! 3w
Graywacke @dabbe much safer. 😂 @sarahbellum she would say hi back, but we have people in the house and she doesn‘t like that. (I‘m understating this) So she‘s in doggy daycare for the day. 3w
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xicanti
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Nonfiction time. Poor Casey‘s got a bad stomach today, so he was happy to curl up close beside me while I read another chunk of this excellent book on faith and food.

Soubhiville Poor buddy. Hope he feels better soon. 3w
dabbe Feel better, Casey! ❣️ 3w
BookNAround Poor Casey! Hope he feels better soon. Gatsby is under the weather too. I think she might have dog flu so we‘ll be heading to the vet tomorrow. (edited) 3w
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britt_brooke Feel better, little cutie! 3w
xicanti @Soubhiville @dabbe @britt_brooke he seems much better this afternoon, thank goodness. 3w
xicanti @BookNAround poor Gatsby! I hope the vet has a solution to help her feel better quickly. 3w
sarahbellum Aw hope your tummy feels better soon, little Casey! 3w
xicanti @sarahbellum he ate his supper just fine, so I hope we‘re past the rough patch. 3w
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SqueakyChu
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I am totally blown away by this book in which the author, a culinary historian and a Jew, talks about the intersection of Black and Jewish cultures. Just fascinating!

SqueakyChu I can‘t wait to try some of the recipes at the end of this book, although this is not a cookbook per se. (edited) 1mo
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Graywacke
12 Million Black Voices | Richard Wright, Edwin Rosskam, United States. Farm Security Administration
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Pickpick

But the photographs...

Called poetic or elegant prose, this is really a kind of historical manifesto on the crimes of America against African Americans, contextualized as an economic power struggle between the wealthiest (whites), and on the manipulation of poor white tensions by directing them towards white/black divisions. The photographs, almost all depression-era images from the FSA, are magnificent. Terrific text/photo combo.

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Romiette and Julio | Sharon M. Draper
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The water thundered into her ears, forced itself down her throat, and burned its way into her nose, her lungs, her brain. This water was fierce and deadly—no cool, gentle waves, but hot, choking liquid flames, sucking the breath of life from her.
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