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Kenny

I want the entire world to be novels and poetry and protest songs. I will read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Louise Glück, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Claudia Rankine, Hilton Als, Wendell Berry, Jack Gilbert, and Anne Carson.

The Souls of Yellow Folk

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ISBN: 9780393241747
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

I've waited a long time for a book like this. I'm so grateful Yang is talking about issues of race and life from the perspective of an/the Asian-American experience. These essays explore the ugliness Asian-Americans experience while also being honest about the ugliness we have been complicit in. Smart & accessible. [Kenny]


Monument

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ISBN: 9781328507846
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 6th, 2018

Natasha Trethewey should be the Poet Laureate of the United States every year forever (she actually was in 2012). Her poems are elegant and majestic and grounded and perceptive. [Kenny]


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

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ISBN: 9780399592522
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Published: Random House - October 9th, 2018

I read a Brené Brown book every year. Every one is like a very affordable wellness retreat. Her newest has shaped how I see my view of my role in our community and has given me practical advice for growing and learning. [Kenny]


Not Here

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:41pm
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ISBN: 9781566895095
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 10th, 2018

I'm ready to call it. Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen is the best poetry book of 2018. [Kenny]


Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:12am
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By Matt de la Peña, Ana Ramírez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781484781494
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Published: Disney Press - October 10th, 2017

I had chills the entire time I read this beautiful, beautiful book (Ramírez's art is stunning). I was caught up following La Música and the little boy the music loved. The book is inspired by Pixar's Coco, but the book completely stands out on its own. [Kenny]


Future Home Of The Living God

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ISBN: 9780062694058
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Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

One of my favorite writers writes her first dystopian work. I understand why it's compared to The Handmaid's Tale (for addressing reproductive rights) but it is its own thing. It's so good: so brutal, so honest, so honoring of women and indigenous people, so real. [Kenny]


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:53am
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By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Giving someone Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is like giving someone an entire cooking school education. More than delicious recipes, this book teaches principles about food, cooking, and flavors (I particularly love the World of Flavor wheel). Master her principles and you will be able to cook delicious food of any kind, with or without recipes. [Kenny]


Electric Arches

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ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

I love work that defies category, both in form and concept. This is Afrofuturist and extremely contemporary. This is poetry and essay and fiction. This is a good reason to get up in the morning in these hard times. This is. [Kenny]


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