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Mixedreader

Mixedreader

Joined April 2016

Diverse reading everyday. Book Rioter. Lit Coordinator MixedRemixed Festival
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Pickpick

Incredible book. Just finished for #24in48

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Gray explores the unraveling of a family after a criminal conviction that demands them to change roles. Focusing on three sisters, the story switches between their perspectives as they navigate these familial shifts and realize how they reshape their perception of themselves and each other. Above all, this is a story that tests the limits of familial love; how we survive together and/or threaten to break apart.

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Striking, emotionally charged poetry that questions the everyday. #poetry #lgbt #diverselit

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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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Beautiful dark. A sharp critique on consumerism and the way it eats at our humanity.

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Reading/ Finishing this for #LovingDay& celebrating the stories of mixed families while acknowledging the history of passing.

saresmoore This sounds really interesting! 13mo
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Rummage | Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa
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Incredible, deep poems that get to the heart of relationships, emotional complexity and shame. Lambda award finalist. #poetry #lgbt #lambdawards

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👏🏽tell the truth👏🏽 #selfcare #teachers #socialchange #kathyobear

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Working on undoing the damage and letting go.

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When lies erode trust... bell hooks

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Marie Mailhot
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Guttural and beautiful and striking. I couldn‘t stop reading once I‘d begun. It‘s heavy, but also transcendent.

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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This book is messing me up in the best way possible. #diverselit #memoir #amreading

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I‘m middle aged now.

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I wanted to love this. And I think I will eventually come back to it. But it‘s not happening for me right now. The collective voice is hard.

UrsulaMonarch I was surprised that I really liked listening to it - maybe try the audiobook if you revisit! 😊 it's read by the author 12mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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The brief insanities in you

CouronneDhiver Love the writing! 1y
theshrinkette This book is brilliant! 1y
kathedron I'm intrigued by this one. 1y
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Read on vacation

shawnmooney Best book I‘ve read so far this year! ❤️❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver I‘ve heard such good things so far! 1y
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Excellent collection of shorts.

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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This is different than I expected, and it‘s hard to explain how. I love the collective voice and navigation of identity.

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An important memoir that sheds light and the personal and communal circumstances that compelled Patrisse Cullors to start Black Lives Matter.

Owlizabeth I‘m next on the holds list at the library. Can‘t wait! 1y
Mixedreader @Owlizabeth yay! Excited for your thoughts! 1y
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Only service. #blacklivesmatter

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Listen

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I‘m just going to keep posting this book because it makes me feel seen. #stillreading #amreading #diverselit #sundaynight

Chelleo I saw this at the bookstore today and even said, “I want to read that” but had to scoot. I need to pick it up soon. This is like the third post on it I‘ve seen in the last hour. 1y
Tamra So many books high on TBR! 1y
UrsulaMonarch @Chelleo also if it is of interest/applicable, the audiobook is on #hoopla ! 😊 1y
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Excellent Sunday start.

Clwojick Yummmmm 1y
Owlizabeth This book is so amazing! I‘m reading it currently and don‘t want it to end. 1y
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Beautiful, simple mediations on life. Wonderful inspiration for writing. #poetry

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Share your thoughts on your @24in48 progress! Use #24in48 and tag them too!
Me:
1. Love binge reading poetry and wrapping my brain with imagery.
2. I‘m supposed to attend a 2 year old‘s bday party. Wishing me luck 😬

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Afterland: Poems | Mai Der Vang
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I am refugee. You are too. #poetry

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Century of Wind | Eduardo Galeano
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Eduardo Galeano is a master of prose. He uses a series of vignettes to tell the history of his country, along with parable and mythology.
#diverselit#weekendreading#galeano#latino#history

Reggie This sounds pretty good. Have you ever read Ana Castillo? She‘s this Chicana author who is in my top five authors. Her books are magic to me. 2y
Mixedreader @Reggie Yes, she‘s one of my faves! So Far From God was incredible. 2y
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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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Penelope reluctantly moves from Philadelphia back to Brooklyn to help her aging father. Through her eyes, we see the gentrification of the neighborhoods she knows and while others are flocking to the area, she has to confront the reasons she left. Coster expertly navigates painful family relationships without letting the reader forget the love that lies beneath it all. Love & family are forever complicated and this book illustrates that so well.

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Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit | Aisha Sabatini Sloan
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This essay title though!. Struggling through this collection, but there are interesting moments. #nonfiction #essays #diverselit #mixedreader

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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1. A messy #shelfie!
2. Futuristic
3. I‘m from wine country 🍷

#humpdaypost

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Counting Descent | Clint Smith
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Counting Descent is a collection of cautious optimism. There was a directness and finesse that captured my attention. Smith shines a light on the simple, pure, and soulful; reminders that all the threats of the world can not take away what is holy. Family, love, joy. #poetry #diverseliterature #weneeddiverselit #poems #januaryreads #winterreads

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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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Tamra Intriguing! 2y
theshrinkette Yes! So good! 2y
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Counting Descent | Clint Smith
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Sometimes I forget...: #poetry #amreading #saturdayreads

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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Grateful to read a #galley of this one. Excellent book of short stories that finds its characters in processes of self discovery and confronting truth. Sharply written and so readable.

BellaBookNook Love that cover! It sounds interesting. 2y
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Overall I enjoyed this! There were a few stories that completely hooked me and a few a skimmed. But Machado has a unique writing voice and awesome perspective. #shortstories #diverselit #queerlit

UrsulaMonarch Which did you skim? I'm currently reading and ended up skipping most of the SVU story 😳 2y
Reggie My favorite was the last story but I enjoyed them all. 2y
Mixedreader @Lkelly SAME. I never watched SVU so that was the one. @Reggie that‘s a good pick. I really liked The Resident & Mothers. 2y
UrsulaMonarch @Mixedreader I *have* watched it & still didn't get the story! @krismlars & I were just discussing this ... @Reggie any insights into the SVU story? 😊 2y
krismlars @Mixedreader @Lkelly I just re-read half of the SVU story, and it didn't help. Honestly, most of the stories went over my head. 2y
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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I‘ve never read a book like this before. It fascinated and humbled me as the stars do. This book posits a world that is future, but is so telling of our own. It critiques power structures and racism and mental illness. It is humane, but real. It is queer and androgynous. It is difficult, but worth it.

ChasingOm This is definitely on my TBR! 2y
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Everything is ruins. Everything is a clue. #scifi

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Has anyone read this yet? Just getting into it.
#ya #scifi #diverselit #diversereads

2BR02B I have it out from the library. I'm hoping to tackle it I the next week or two. 2y
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Holy bananas. I wasn't prepared and it's got its claws in me.

Reggie Yeah, this one was crazy.......... crazy good. 2y
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Even though I‘m DNF-ing this book, I still want to give it its kudos. The narrator was a bit much for me at the moment, but I absolutely see the importance and resonance of a book like this one. I would love to put this in the hands of my students.

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Unaccompanied | Javier Zamora
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Beautiful #poetry collection that spans the borderlands and puts the reader in a young boys eyes; piecing together not only his own fragmented history, but that of his parents, grandparents and extended family.

MisterWhitaker Thank you for championing poetry on here! We need more! 2y
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D. Taylor
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An inspiration. A childhood fave. #diverselit #winterrereads

Chelleo Loved this book (and subsequent books in the series)! 2y
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New read!

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Electric Arches | Eve L. Ewing
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I took my time with the first reading of this book, savoring the gorgeous prose of poems like “apple tree” & “ode to luster‘s pink oil” & “why you can not touch my hair” & “what it means when I say I‘m sharpening my oyster knife. There were moments I recalled like my own girlhood, and moments the narrator dropped me into her world. So grateful for this collection: it‘s truths + questions + hope

#poetry #diverselit

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Lost Wax: Essays | Jericho Parms
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“We never know what we inherit from the past.”

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This book slowed me down & softened my heart today. Strong back, soft front, & wild heart is what I‘ll take from this book: belonging/courage/vulnerability/empathy all live in the same plane. We must find ways to live with openness while also believing in ourselves enough to be as authentic as possible. #brenebrown #vulnerability

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Yes yes #brenebrown

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I devoured this YA novel in one sitting. The prose shifts between 3rd person narrative and letters from the main character to MLK. Sometimes that style worked for me, at other times it didn‘t. However part two of this book is especially striking and necessary and relevant. Definitely worth the read.

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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The last two words of this novel-in-verse have me still catching my breath. This is amplified by the fact that I did not notice the face on this book cover until I took this picture and now I‘m wondering how I missed it. Read it. I‘m shook. #jasonreynolds #longwaydown #ghosts #poetry #diverselit #bookstagram

Lesliereads I bought my copy at an author event a few weeks ago and have yet to dig into it - you‘ve got my attention! 2y
Mixedreader @Lesliereads awesome! Love to hear your thoughts! 2y
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