Kirsten's Picks

Previously Read:

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