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Then She Was Gone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154652
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

I am a lover of all things mystery, and when I discovered Lisa Jewell during quarantine in March, I could not get enough! There's just enough suspense in this one to keep me awake long after the night has gone dark.

I Found You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154607
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Published: Atria Books - March 6th, 2018

There's something about mystery novels that switch back and forth between characters' points of view that has you questioning from the very beginning how it all connects. Jewell is masterful at making sure that the dots aren't connected until the very last page, right up to the satisfying ending!

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Right now, it is more important than ever that we are having important conversations about antiracism, and Kendi has created a wonderful book to begin these discussions with the children in your life.

I Am Perfectly Designed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250232212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - November 5th, 2019

Netflix's Queer Eye makes me cry with every episode, so I should have known that a book written by their very own Karamo Brown would be exactly the same! Showcasing various types of families, and Karamo's own relationship with his son at the forefront, this book tells everyone that the way they exist in the world is exactly how they should be!

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781559363846
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - December 24th, 2013

I had the privilege of reading this play for the first time in a theatre class at college this spring. Centered around LGBTQ themes during the AIDS crisis, this play is a wonderful and heartbreaking drama about what it meant to be gay in America in the eighties, with messages that carry just as well today.

The Women's Suffrage Movement Cover Image
By Sally Roesch Wagner (Editor), Sally Roesch Wagner (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143132431
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 5th, 2019

While serving as a research dramaturg this past year for two professors of mine who were working to write a play about the intersectionalism of the women's suffrage movement, this was a book I returned to many times in order to craft a thorough and extensive timeline for their use. This book is an imperative for anyone of all ages to read and reread, because it is a tragedy that I did not learn until college that the vote won in 1920 was only the vote for white women.

Plenty of Hugs Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Kate Alizadeh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525554011
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

I wish a book like this existed when I was younger, representing the family that my girlfriend and I hope to have together one day. Aside from being a warm and welcoming picture of a family, it is so important for children to see LGBTQ parents living their normal lives and doing everyday activities with their children.

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

This book delves deep into the racial struggles at play as black women fought for the vote. The stories we have been told in history class tend to paint a much prettier picture than the way these events actually occurred. It's time for us to fully take responsibility for the history of our country, so that we can begin to work to dismantle the structures that continue to disproportionately punish people of color.