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If Beale Street Could Talk | James A Baldwin
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🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 Cheers!
My emotions are over the place after reading this novel! #JamesBaldwin leaves me heartbroken & in awe every time I finish one of his books. This story of young love in the face of injustice has left me speechless. How is it that I‘m reading a book from 1974 & it feels like 2018! 44 years later, #IfBealeStreetCouldTalk is relevant & timely. Baldwin truly had his pulse on what was wrong (and still is) with America. ⁣#spinesvines

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Whiskey & Ribbons | Leesa Cross-Smith
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“What no one tells you about grief is that you don‘t want to figure out a way to live with it—you want the part of you that hurts to die instead” 🥃🎀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A police officer has been killed, his widow is pregnant & she falls in love with his brother. Whoa! A beautiful debut. I loved how stories from the past intersect with the present. The element of music guides you through family dynamics, love & grief. #spinesvines #diversespines

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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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As I look back over the tragic events of last week, it saddens my soul. We need more inclusion, #love & #kindness. Let‘s spread some love & light with #beKINDspines stacks! Share an inspirational message via your stack⁣ 📚💖

freedom is a constant struggle⁣
and still I rise ⁣
god help the child⁣
speak no evil ⁣
behold the dreamers⁣
the sun does shine ⁣

Wishing you a great week ☀️

#spinesvines #diversespines #spinepoetry #mondaymotivation

lynneamch Beautiful thoughts. Thank you. 💖 13mo
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Praise Song for the Butterflies | Bernice L. McFadden
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🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷/5 Cheers!⁣⁣
I went into this book completely blind. Once I discovered the subject matter, I went to google to educate myself on Trokosi. The setting is a fictional West African country & Abeo Kata is a 9 y.o. girl who is ripped from her privilege lifestyle when her father forces her to become a slave in a religious sect. ⁣⁣This was a haunting & heartbreaking read that stayed with me weeks after I finished. #spinesvines #diversespines

Notafraidofwords I‘ve read all her books and they are all like that. Haunting and beautiful. 13mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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#TGIF, we made it! HOLY STACKS! #DiverseSpines highlights reading more women of color & this stack from @MsBsZenLife is amazing!⁣

I‘m reading PRIDE by #IbiZoboi & loving it. ⁣It‘s a retelling of Austen‘s classic. The story follows a family with Afro-Latino roots dealing with their gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood.

What are you reading this weekend?⁣

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#spinesvines #books #wine #readmorewomen #PRIDEremix #fridayreads #fridayfeeling

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Words Have Power, Read A Banned Book!
It‘s #BannedBooksWeek 📖✊🏽 What banned book are you reading?

I read my first Toni Morrison book, #THEBLUESTEYE, in 2016. I‘m kind of ashamed to say that I‘ve never read #BELOVED. But no time like the present.
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#spinesvines #books #wine #diversespines #bannedbooks #fridayreads #tgif #tonimorrison #wocwriters #fallreading

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

Re-reading a #BannedBook!

#spinesvines #books #wine #diversespines #bannedbooksweek #iknowwhythecagedbirdsings #mayaangelou #wocwriters #rereading #sundayfunday

CoffeeNBooks I love Maya Angelou. I discovered this book in high school, and proceeded to read everything she wrote. 1y
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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What are the odds that on the very day of #ManBooker2018 shortlist announcement, one of the authors on the list is at my local #independentbookstore 👏🏽🙌🏽. What luck!! It was such a pleasure meeting Esi Edugyan and I‘m looking forward to reading WASHINGTON BLACK! Congrats Esi! 📚🥂

#spinesvines #books #wine #diversespines #washingtonblack #esiedugyan #wocwriters #unionmarketdc #politicsandprose

saresmoore Neat! 1y
MicheleinPhilly That‘s so fantastic! 1y
Jeannie So cool! 1y
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OMG! This book is what storytelling is all about. I can't even describe how this book captivated me. The pace, writing style & characters were perfectly weaved into a beautiful story. Although quite heartbreaking there was an element of survival, love, resilience & redemption that was absolutely exquisite. I'm still thinking about this book days later. The audiobook was perfect!🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷/5 Cheers #wherethecrawdadssing #mustread #spinesvines

PutnamKatie ❤️🌾❤️🌾 1y
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#throwbackthursday to the wonderful #PoliticsandProse book event with R.O. Kwon & the amazing #LiteraryCocktails crafted by Chantal Tseng at #ReadingRoomDC! 📚🍷🔥 A grand night spent w/awesome people & my book boo @Lupita.Reads 💞

The Incendiaries was a mind blowing read (no pun intended)! My first thought was “what the hell am I reading?!” (In a good way) Profoundly powerful & the prose so unique! #spinesvines #diversespines #theincendiaries