Harley Loco

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:10pm
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Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side Cover Image
By Rayya Elias, Elizabeth Gilbert (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125051
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

Fun fact/Sad Fact: The author was married to ELIZABETH GILBERT before they passed away from cancer. Rayya Elias was a Syrian immigrant that fled Detroit for NYC as soon as they were old enough to wreak havoc on the Lower East Side. This memoir chronicles their rebellious escapades and career as a hair stylist (which is how they met Gilbert in the first place)! I love reading about people’s chaotic life and this did *not* disappoint. [Jessica]


Firekeeper’s Daughter

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:52pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

This is a riveting story that delves into Ojibwe culture and traditions alongside a wild ride of hockey matches, love affairs, and busting a meth ring. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s so good that I kept reading well into the night every time I picked it up. The characters are quick-witted and there’s a lot of humor throughout the book. [Christina]


The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

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The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642592672
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 5th, 2021

This is a phenomenal tool for educators, writers and mentors who want to revamp their workshops and are willing to look at their current practices with a critical eye. Chavez goes in-depth into how most workshop models perpetuate racism and colonial mindsets, then gives readers tools to dismantle them while building more equitable and joyous practices. [Christina]


This Is Major

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:46pm
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This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062890597
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

I didn't know what to expect with this book but I was completely smitten with it almost immediately. This memoir-in-essays by poet Shayla Lawson educates and enlightens. Lawson drives the point home that Black women are the heartbeat of so much art throughout our history, yet are frustratingly ignored and erased. [Jessica]


The Death of Vivek Oji

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:33pm
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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

This is by far the best book I read in 2020. It is devastating, lyrical, and a damn fine story about the life and death of a young transgender person in Nigeria. This book is so engrossing and well written that I got completely lost in the story! [Christina]


Sweetbitter

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:29pm
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

As a former restaurant server in bustling, high-end NYC establishments, I devoured this whole. Beautiful written accounts of the toxic and addicting lifestyles of many restaurant professionals and the drama that unfolds behind the scenes. [Jessica]


Gold Diggers

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:26pm
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Gold Diggers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
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Published: Penguin Press - April 6th, 2021

Gold Diggers is a page-turning story of familial love and sacrifice, magical lemonade, and what happens in the intersection of what we want for ourselves and what is expected of us. Centered around an Indian American family and spanning decades, this book does not disappoint. [Kate]


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