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Assata
Assata: An Autobiography | Assata Shakur
The author, formerly known as JoAnne Chesimard, relates the formative experiences of her youth that led her to a life of activism in Black nationalist organizations and, eventually, to prison
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SaniyyahK
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Wow, just wow. To say I was ignorant on so many topics is an understatement. This book brought up emotions, questions, understandings, and taught me so much about the educational system. A system I loved/respected and never ever questioned. Not only an excellent and powerful read but also a book that I learned from. I highly recommend!

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SaniyyahK
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I couldn‘t be more excited to dive into this book. My partner pushes me to learn more about subjects I wouldn‘t get into. I value his opinion and interests because he is self-educated on the topics that speak to him. He has wanted me to read this book for a long time, bought it for me (which he always buys me books when we see each other 🤗) and I can‘t wait to have an open discussion about it. ❤️

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Plaidsticks
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Mehso-so

As an autobiography, great read. If you‘re trying to learn more info about the Black Panther Party and/or the Black Liberation Army, or even more info on her involvement in them, not the right book—it just glosses over this information and focuses more on her childhood/young adult years and her years in prison. #audiobook

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Loganmack
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Assata Shakur is Welcome Here

I‘ve been taking a class on mass incarceration narratives and I‘ve learned a lot this semester! I‘m delving into this narrative in preparation for a project.

#currentread

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Bertha_Mason
Assata: An Autobiography | Assata Shakur

"Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them."

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Bertha_Mason
Assata: An Autobiography | Assata Shakur

"One little girl broke up the whole kourtroom when she asked out loud, "Is that the fascist pig, Mommy?" pointing up at the judge." ?⚰

batsy Aaaah 🙌🏽 8mo
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Bertha_Mason
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"Only a fool lets somebody else tell him who his enemy is."

Weaponxgirl I‘ve been meaning to read this for ages. 8mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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I haven‘t ordered books in a few months. So I decided to order a few over the Christmas break. Each one had been on my list for a few months. I took advantage of some really great markdowns on Amazon to get almost every book for under 5$! So all other I think I spent around 21$ for four books. Not bad. #books #amazon #thiftbooks #reader #reading

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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MsLeah8417
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I am awestruck by her bravery and infuriated by the rampant racism and white supremacy throughout all aspects of American life.

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WomanistBibliophile
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#readingwomenchallenge
A book with a name in the title: Assata by Assata Shakur. A phenomenal woman, indispensable reading.
#blacklit

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HippieChickHomeschool
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5⭐️This is one of those books where I want to pass out a copy to everyone I know and not speak to them again until they've finished! If you've been wanting to learn more about social justice, civil rights, black history, but didn't know where to begin, start here! Assata's story is RIVETING. Never dry or preachy. MUST READ!

Wbabdullah Thank you for sharing this review!! I've added it to my TBR list! Have you read 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @Wbabdullah Yes, I have. I loved it! I'm going to see Angie Thomas speak next month! 2y
Wbabdullah @HippieChickHomeschool lucky you!!! Where will she be speaking? Is she on tour? (I wonder if she'll be coming my way anytime soon) 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool @Wbabdullah It's a Young Adult book fest in Charleston, SC called YallFest. It's an incredible event! I know there is a sister event somewhere on the west coast too, YallWest or something like that. 2y
Wbabdullah Thanks @HippieChickHomeschool! We are going to have to make a vacay to one of those one day! 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Riveting from the very start! So glad @TheNextBook encouraged me to stop waiting for my library and get my own copy. Narrator is enjoyable.

TheNextBook I hope you enjoy! 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @TheNextBook I forgot to make dinner I was so absorbed! 2y
TheNextBook 😂 I got genuinely absorbed in her story 2y
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TheNextBook
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Assata's story is incredibly powerful. I enjoyed this book. I thought she did a really great job shedding light on her experiences and her side of the story. Choose to believe her or not this was a really well written book and I found what she had to say worth reading.

Another book off my "must reads" list. Another book I higky recommend.

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TheNextBook
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I'll be finishing this book today and needless to say I am really glad I'm reading it. It really sucks though to read books where the events took place decades ago and the struggle that existed then still exists now...

TrishB That's what I find so disheartening about social justice books, it feels exactly the same as when I was a teenager 😔 2y
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TheNextBook
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"Slavery is legal in prisons."

It's funny because I never realized that the 13th ammendment stated that until this last year or so. Slavery was never really outlawed in this country. Let that sink in.

Julsmarshall Wow . . . 2y
TheNextBook @Julsmarshall yep. I realized it when reading The New Jim Crow and then after watching the documentary 13th on Netflix. They both are really good and go into detail about the prison industry. 2y
AudreyMorris Did not know that was actually spelled out! Do know the current prison system operates as modern slavery. And privatization makes it even worse (industry--exactly!). IMO. I need to read this book. And watch the documentary--hadn't heard of it, thanks! 2y
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Kristy_K Wow. I had no idea that's what it actually said. 2y
TheNextBook @AudreyMorris yeah reading it in black and white is almost painful because we are fed the idea that slavery was fully abolished and the caveat is written in the amendment. I would definitely recommend both the New Jim Crow, 13th and Assata's biography. 2y
TheNextBook @Kristy_K believe me. You are not alone. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool I've been on the wait list for this at my library for over a year! I guess I should just order it myself. 2y
MicheleinPhilly Holy sh**. 2y
TheNextBook @HippieChickHomeschool Yes. Get it. So far it is really good. 2y
Gezemice Wow... in the constitution. 😳😲 2y
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TheNextBook
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Oh Assata. I'm sorry to say that this still holds true...

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TheNextBook
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I am beginning Assata today as I continue to complete my "must read" list. Readinng Angela Davis's Freedom is a Constant Struggle is what pushed me to grab this today. I want to hear what Assata has to say about her life.

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TheNextBook
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This has been on my list forever. And today I bought it. Because I want to know her story. She is more than just a villain painted a certain way by people that dont understand or benefit from the criminal justic system and the systematic racism in society. Take my coins Assata. I am tired. So damn tired. #philandocastille I am exhausted.

ReadingEnvy But before then I'd never never heard of her. She is a force! 2y
TheNextBook @ReadingEnvy I have that! Maybe I'll read those back to back this summer 2y
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magictoyshop
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This autobiography is incredibly moving. I love how there's a poem at the end of every chapter, relevant to the story, but also hopeful, with one eye on the future. #poetry #blackauthors

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magictoyshop
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Chapter 6 is a massive trigger. Awful, awful, awful.

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magictoyshop
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I cannot even begin to imagine what this feels like. And to just have to tolerate it! Makes my blood boil. #blackauthors #blackhistory

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magictoyshop
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Friday evening ft. Assata Shakur & some lovely Japanese whiskey. #blackauthors #blackhistoryreads #autobiography

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magictoyshop
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Starting on this amazing #memoir. Goosebumps everywhere. #blackhistory #blackauthors

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ReadingEnvy
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Now for some speed dating of some books I brought home from the library and now I'm not sure I want to read!

amckiereads I recall enjoying Assata! 3y
ReadingEnvy @amckiereads it seems INSANE that she is on the FBI's most wanted list 3y
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whatthelog
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#photobookchallenge day 20 - currently reading

This is such a fantastic autobiography that I'm reading for uni - and well. 'A wall is just a wall' is a ridiculously timely message right now.

#blackhistorymonth #womenwriters #nonfiction #autobiography #overit

Bibliogeekery One of my favourite poems of all time! 3y
whatthelog @Bibliogeekery she is amazing! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Inspirational words!

Libby1 Awesome. 3y
TheBookHippie 💗✊🏻✌🏻 3y
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
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Imbookenit
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First purchases of the year! Assata is mine and the other is my friends!

We went to Mayday Books in Minneapolis, very old school.

#assatashakur #williamdavies #thehappinessindustry

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mischa
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Almost all the non-fiction I read in 2016 was top notch. These are the stand outs.

Weaponxgirl I want to read all of these! 3y
mischa @Weaponxgirl You won't regret it! 3y
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TyraJ
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"It was plain to me that we couldn't look to the kourts for freedom and justice anymore than we could expect to gain our liberation by participating in the u. s. political system, and it was pure fantasy to think we could gain them by begging."

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TyraJ
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The only difference between here and the streets is that one is maximum security and the other is minimum security. The police patrol our communities just like the guards patrol here. I don't have the faintest idea how it feels to be free.

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TyraJ
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Finally get to start Assata today.

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PapiJ
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I haven't made it through nearly as many books as I would have liked during this readathon, but it has helped me to reprioritize my thirst for the written word. Thanks #24in48 @Litsy and all the readers here! I appreciate that you share yourselves and your interests.

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pelessaria
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EVERYONE should read this book.

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pelessaria
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This book is raw.