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Bonus Episode #56: Spectacular books by Black authors

Today Anne shares a dozen incredible books that have been discussed on WSIRN, all written by Black authors. There's a book here for people of all tastes, whether you're into middle grade or adult, contemporary or fantastical... get out your TBR! 

Anne and the whole team at WSIRN believe that  reading is a powerful tool when it comes to understanding ourselves, others, and the society we create with our actions every day. We're linking more booklists and ways to support Black literature below. 

Happy reading, everyone. 

Books mentioned: 

- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
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Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
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How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
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Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
- Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
- The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
- Kindred by Octavia Butler
- Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
- The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
- The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty
- The Mothers by Brit Bennett
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Other fantastic resources:

- Shop online at a local Black-owned bookstore with help from this state-by-state list

- Traci Thomas (host of The Stacks podcast and past WSIRN guest) has put together this excellent anti-racist reading list.

- The Cincinnati library has put together a list of childrens books that affirm Black joy and Black childhood.

- find even more resources in this post.

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