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The Good Immigrant USA | Nikesh Shukla, Chimene Suleyman
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🌹 #writercrushwednesday 🌹 goes out to the 26 writers and 2 editors, Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman, of The Good Immigrant, an urgent collection of essays by first and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it's like to be othered in an increasingly divided America.

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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🌹 For #writercrushwednesday this week, we want to show some appreciation for the immensely talented author Valeria Luiselli, who pens a compelling and sensory portrait of a family on a road trip across America during an “immigration crisis” on the southwestern border of the United States. Author Tommy Orange (of There, There) says the book is “Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight...Everyone should read this book.” Agreed.

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Kamala Harris just dropped some truths in her new memoir, making her our #writercrushwednesday today! ❤️❤️❤️ In The Truths We Hold, Harris delves into her upbringing with immigrant parents, her rise in the political ranks to Senator, and her thoughts about current social topics. 📕 Find it on the main floor new nonfiction table!

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#WriterCrushWednesday is all about Idra Novey and her novel Those Who Knew. Her provocative story follows Lena, who suspects foul play from a current Senator/former co-ed when a young women who is helping him out politically turns up dead. With a nod to the thriller genre, Idra's storytelling explores the cost of staying silent paralleled with the reactions to speaking up. Find your copy on the main floor. #wcw

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All American Boys | Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
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Uh oh! Our #WriterCrushWednesday is at risk of being banned! 🔥🔥🔥Jason Reynolds‘ All American Boys is about a black and a white teenager who have to come to terms with police violence in their neighborhood. 🚔 A police union in South Carolina has tried to get the book banned from school reading lists! 🚨See this award-winning author at Strand on 10/21. #bannedbooksweek #wcw

mydearwatson I shared to my Facebook...hope that‘s okay :-\. Sorry, I should‘ve asked first! 1y
mydearwatson I can take it down, if you like! 1y
strandbookstore Please do share, tag us if you can! 1y
scowler1 Censorship always makes the censor look a fool. It is born of fear, which as we all know, is the path to the dark side. 1y
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Will you vote? Tomorrow is primary Election Day in #NYC. Today, we select One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson as our #WriterCrushWednesday pick! In this fascinating and timely book, Anderson uncovers how racially biased voter suppression laws in the U.S. serve to disenfranchise the most vulnerable in our population. Not only does Anderson reveal how these rules work, she also investigates how activists have pushed to restore this basic right.

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The World Goes On | Lszl Krasznahorkai
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The writer we're crushing on today is László Krasznahorkai for his magnificent collection of stories, The World Goes On, shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 ?In this work, the author confronts unsettling existential questions while showing brief moments of glimmering hope. Find it on the main floor! #writercrushwednesday #theworldgoeson #laszlokrasznahorkai

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Sexographies | Gabriela Wiener
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🍐#WriterCrushWednesday goes out to Gabriela Wiener for her nonfiction masterpiece, Sexographies, which details the journalist's weird and wonderful explorations of sexuality and the female self. Compelling, sexy, and dark, each chapter is a genre-bending and brilliant new discovery. 🍐#wcw #sexographies #gabrielawiener #nonfiction

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Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Congrats to our #writercrushwednesday Marjorie Liu for recently making #herstory as the first woman to win the top writing award for comic books! Liu won the Best Writer Eisner Award for her epic steam punk fantasy, Monstress. | Maika Halfwolf struggles with residual trauma after surviving a war in 1900's matriarchal Asia. She shares a psychic link with a powerful monster, making her a prime target for the powers that be.

TieDyeDude I'm happy for her, but I just could not get into this series... 1y
bookandcat Congratulations to Marjorie Lu! Well deserved! 1y
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Why is media so obsessed with the idea of female victims? Alice Bolin addresses this question in her though-provoking essay collection, Dead Girls. Yesterday's #writercrushwednesday book pick is intelligent, macabre, and even a little bit humorous. Grab a signed copy of Dead Girls: https://buff.ly/2IzTVEC •• #deadgirls #wcw #womenwriters

Twocougs So excited because this book is in the feminist book hookup from the Strand. Simply can‘t wait until it arrives! #strandbooks #bookhookup 1y
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