Kirsten's Picks

Previously Read:

Framed! by James Ponti

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs

Ain't Never Not Been Black by Javon Johnson

All Creature Great and Small by James Herriot

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems by Warsan Shire

Lumberjanes, Vol. 18 by Shannon Watters

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney

Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix

Lumberjanes, Vol. 17 by Shannon Watters

Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 4 by James Tynion IV

Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Y. Davis

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Decolonizing Wellness by Dalia Kinsey

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays by Kiese Laymon

Giant Days: Early Registration by John Allison

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds

Demystifying Disablity: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally by Emily Ladau

Arsentic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Giant Days, Vol. 14 by John Allison

Giant Days, Vol. 13 by John Allison

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da'Shaun Harrison

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Waterbaby by Nikki Wallschlaeger

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

What Noise Against the Cane by Desiree C. Bailey

Broken by Jenny Lawson

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 3 by James Tynion IV

Descender, Vol. 6 by Jeff Lemire

George by Alex Gino

Cardinal by Tyree Daye

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 2 by James Tynion IV

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome

I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love by Mahogany L. Browne

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Lumberjanes, Vol. 16 by Shannon Watters
 
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith
 
From the Roots Up by Tasha Spillett
 
Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett
 
I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love by Mahogany L. Browne
 
Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
 
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
 
There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt
 
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
 
Cleave by Tiana Nobile
 
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich
 
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
 
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
 
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
 
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
 
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
 
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12 by Ryan North
 
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 11 by Ryan North
Be Holding by Ross Gay
 
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
 
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
 
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
 
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
 
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
 
Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi
 
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
 
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
 
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
 
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing, Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
 
Citizen Illegal by Jose Olivarez
 
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
 

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

 

Head Off & Split: poems by Nikky Finney

 

Homie by Danez Smith

 

The Poisoned City by Anna Clark

 

Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert

 

One Person No Vote by Carol Anderson

 

Knife by Jo Nesbo

 

Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

 

Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi

 

Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden

 

Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Still Life by Louise Penny

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

Citizen: An American lyric by Claudin Rankine

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Look alive twenty-five by Janet Evanovich

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Dreamland: the True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Monstress Vol. 2 the Blood by Marjorie Liu

Are You Somebody: the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman by Nuala O'Faolain

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dubliners by James Joyce

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Housebroken: admissions of an untidy life by Laurie Notaro

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story  by Caren Stelson

 

Previously Listened to:

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
 
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
 
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet
 
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
 
Supernova by Marissa Meyer
 
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
 
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The King of Crows by Libba Bray

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Shrill by Lindy West

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

White Rage by Carol Anderson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Look Both Ways by Jason Reyonolds

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Kindred by Octavia Butler

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado

Jackaby by William Ritter

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

Renegades by Marissa Meyers

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Heavy:  An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Forest Born by Shannon Hale

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Ice Fall by Matthew J. Kirby

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Walk on Earth a Stranger  by Rae Carson