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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘m old enough to have the 30th anniversary edition on my shelf instead of the tagged edition. I‘ll be re-reading mine later tonight.

And this year when Martin Luther King Jr Day falls on his actual birthday, I think I‘ll start Black History Month early, similar to leap year, to make up for all those days that are shorted every other February.

#BlackHistoryMonth
#DiversityMonday
#WeNeedDiverseBooks
#OwnVoices
Because we can✊

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

A short but very timely read, I breezed through this book and by all the quotes I posted you should be able to tell that I found most of it very useful & quite interesting, even if disheartening at times. Definitely a must read for our current times....although sadly it most likely won't be read by the portion of the population that could benefit from it. 😕

#ManyStoriesMonday #MulticulturalMonday #DiversityMonday #Islamophobia #Nonfiction2017

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Love Is Love | Phil Jimenez
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Pickpick

Very moving graphic novel, with contributions from multiple artists expressing their fear, sadness, loss, hope, and bravery (plus so much more) following The Pulse nightclub shooting. Definitely worth checking out, but bring your tissues with you. #ManyStoriesMonday #OwnVoices #MulticulturalMonday #DiversityMonday

Cinfhen Even though I don't enjoy GN, your review and this awesome cover has peaked my curiosity- stacked! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen Just about every 1-2 pg spread is a different short comic, and they are almost all about finding out the news, dealing with lost loved ones, etc. So very emotional, and yet very powerful. (edited) 3y
Gezemice I just ordered it. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice That does not at all surprise me! I downloaded it from hoopla myself. But if was ever matched with the Litsy equivalent of a pen pal or Pinterest buddy, etc...you would be it! We always seem to be picking up similar books at about the same time. 3y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa lol I saw it on your Goodreads feed. 😁😉 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Awwww, that bursts my bubble a little. LOL! I've been downloading a lot of comics from the Hoopla app through my library. They had that one this month, the new Kindred graphic version, and I usually pick up The Walking Dead through them as well. 3y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have been looking to read more graphic novels, so that part is true. This is new for me, started last year. There was a category in a challenge to read a graphic novel. Once I figured out they are not all about superheroes, I was off! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Same here, and same challenge. Before that it was only The Walking Dead comics. But that challenge and then all the great Litsy recommendations really helped me. 3y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So maybe the penpal thing is true, after all. 😁😉🤗 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Either way, we do seem to be in sync more often than not. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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Pickpick

Moving powerful read about being black in America today. Definitely recommend this one! Plus it's a great choice for #ManyStoriesMonday #OwnVoices #DiversityMonday #MulticulturalMonday

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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becausetrains I love that quote. Exploring one's gender is pretty much a universal part of our lives from youth onward, even more so than our sexuality. Boys try on girls' clothes and vice versa, to see what rings true. Sometimes the parts don't match the thoughts, and that's been consistent for a subset of people over thousands of years of recorded history. In other words, there is a whole bunch of gray area between purely male and purely female. 3y
LauraJ Yep, some people have brain wiring that doesn't match the genitalia they were born with. V.S. Ramachandran does a great job explaining this. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Great note from the author on this book!
#WNDB #ManyStoriesMonday #MulticulturalMonday #DiversityMonday

JSW True story. 3y
Suet624 Just seems so obvious, doesn't it?? 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 It does.... but lately I'm finding that what I thought of as obvious (common sense) needs to be said out loud for many people. 3y
Suet624 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely agree that folks have lost some common decency and compassion. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 Yep... so I'm making an effort to say the obvious out loud more often. Maybe if it's heard more often it might become the 'it' thing again. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

Funny take on the serious issues of racism & other-ness in the US written and read by an Iranian-American Social Justice Comedian. A nice break from super serious reading, but also a funny & thoughtful look at the Muslim American experience in this country during a time when muslims are often discriminated against as being all radical, terrorists, etc.Now off to look up her TED talk. 😉 #WNDB #DiversityMonday #MulticulturalMonday #ManyStoryMonday

Kathrin I really enjoyed this one too!!! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Watching the author of this great book discussing the last political debate, the tapes, the body language, the gender components.... priceless! I can't wait to read the book she'll write when this election cycle is finished! #WeNeedDiverseBooks #ManyStoryMonday #DiversityMonday

Kathrin Where? Which program? Is that CNN?? 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I saw her on MSNBC on All In with Chris Hayes, I believe it repeats again overnight if you want to stay up or set it to record, or try their website. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kathrin Sorry, forgot the tag you for my post above. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh cool! I'll have to see if I can find it online. 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
KVanRead Oh good! I will look for it online. I've been thinking about her book so much. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KVanRead Me too! I just got her All the Single Ladies book in the mail yesterday, so as soon as I finish up some that I'm reading now, I'm diving into that one. 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Pickpick

This book of photos and interviews captures the spectrum of transgender - intersex - gender fluid - gender neutral - from a teenage perspective for a YA audience. I started this for #bannedbooksweek and recommend it to you on #diversitymonday

Bibliogeekery Great book! One of my trans niece's favourite #transbooks. 3y
ReadingEnvy @Bibliogeekery yes! I loved how the people were flawed and still searching too, a lot to identify there for anyone. 3y
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read_diverse_books
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Round 2 of #textonlycovers for #booktober.
I couldn't find Lez Talk on Litsy. I will have to request the book to be added!
I don't think I've ever read any books about the black lesbian experience. That was a surprising realization! I've read plenty of LGBT books, but only a small fraction are about women. And none about black women! 😬 I really need to fix that. Does anyone have any recommendations?
#diversebooks #LGBT #DiversityMonday #reading

read_diverse_books BTW, I still haven't read LEZ TALK. Hope to get to it soon! 😳 3y
WOCreads Yass, this one is so on my tbr😍 I always start all lists w Audre Lorde✊💜 of course, also Barbara Smith, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jewelle Gomez I think. I hv Ann Allen Shockley's Loving Her on my tbr and also Black Bull. 3y
read_diverse_books @Ifyoucanreadthis_Bina Jacqueline Woodson! Yessss. I haven't read any Audre Lorde. I'M ON IT. Thanks, Bina. 3y
squibblesreads Oh HIIIIII! I didn't know you had Litsy! 🙋🏻 3y
read_diverse_books @squibblesreads Hi, Joce! Yeah, I love it here. I like how small (compared to Bookstagram) and welcoming this community is. I don't feel as intimidated by people here, where as in IG, there are tons of amazing book photographers who shine so much brighter than I ever could. Hehe. I'm having fun. 😊 3y
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