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Confront, Circumvent, and Create: Voicefull Recommends Minority Leader

I don’t want to put all of my political eggs in one basket, but I really think we as a country should hand everything over to Stacey Abrams. When I think of her campaign for the governorship of Georgia this past year, and the way in which she is now dedicating her time to fighting …

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A Love Made for the Resistance: Voicefull Recommends Let It Shine

Happy Black History Month! I had originally planned on posting this recommendation last week, but because I am a proponent of celebrating romance every day of the year, I figured I'd wait a couple of days and send you all a dose of love after the chocolatey, red-petaled euphoria of Valentine’s Day had fully waned. …

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The Spirit Must Endure: Voicefull Recommends An Ember in the Ashes

This is the book I never intended to read. I’ll explain. I first heard of Sabaa Tahir through Instagram, probably through one of the many YA authors that I follow on that platform, and I fell in love with her immediately. She is in full command of some truly delicious snark, makes her vegetables talk …

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The Batman We Need – Recommendation of Batman: Nightwalker

I grew up in the age of the excellent Batman: The Animated Series and the dark, gritty world of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. These interpretations pushed me into the complex comic lore, endless T-shirts, an undying worship of Heath Ledger, and even a surprisingly interesting Batman and Philosophy book I stumbled onto at …

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Lift Every Voice and Heal – Recommendation of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

When I was a senior in high school, I wrote an essay arguing against affirmative action in the college admissions process. Rooted in the belief that non-white students deserve to be treated exactly the same as white students, I argued that the only true way to achieve this kind of equality was through a merit-based …

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Let’s Joyfully Destroy That Patriarchy: Recommendation of Sister Outsider

The best recommendations I’ve ever gotten for new books or writers have come to me not from fellow readers, but from the authors whose stories have stayed with me over the years. I had heard Audre Lorde’s name before as an English major at UVA, but I never sought out any of her work until …

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There’s A New MJ in Town: Recommendation of This Will Be My Undoing

Reading is highly subjective. We all know this. So for me, the stories that I love most are those that allow the ordinary, everyday experiences of human life to commune with the divine. Writers whose stories oscillate easily between micro and macro, and who center their characters, real or fictional, with feet firmly rooted in …

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Black Readers Matter: Recommendation of The Hate U Give

Some books don’t need an introduction, an engrossing connection to “my life” as a reader/blogger and what I’ve been doing with it. The Hate U Give is one of those books. (very mild spoilers ahead) Written by first-time novelist Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give opens with protagonist Starr Carter at a party in her …

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All You Need Is Self-Love – Recommendation of Communion: The Female Search For Love

It physically pains me to say this, but I used to hate feminists. I can distinctly recall talking on the phone with my sister while at college one afternoon. I remember rolling my eyes at the word “feminist” – like, why weren’t we all just equalists? Or humanists? What was the point in dividing people …

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Mandatory Reading for All American Citizens: Recommendation of Americanah

I’ve been thinking a lot about conversations lately, namely the conversations Americans are willing to have and not willing to have with their fellow citizens or residents. Conversations about politics and Confederate statues and race relations and a million other crucial topics. Sure, my Facebook and Twitter feeds are alight with these discussions, with various …

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