Tag Archives: Race

Coffee Will Make You Black

Sinclair, April. Coffee Will Make You Black. New York: Avon Books, 1994. Jean “Stevie” Stevenson is a Black preteen growing up in a working-class family in South Chicago during a time when Black is not beautiful—the mid-1960s. Her stern mother … Continue reading

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (Executive producer). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina [Television series]. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Television, October 2018. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a two-season web television series distributed on Netflix. It stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, Lucy Davis and Miranda … Continue reading

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

Solomon, Rivers. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Brooklyn, Akashic Books: 2017. In this extraordinary speculative fiction novel, debut author Solomon explores racial discrimination and slavery, disability, gender and sexuality, and scientific progress aboard a space vessel traveling to a promised utopian … Continue reading

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27 Hours

Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017. 150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” … Continue reading

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God Loves Hair

Shraya, Vivek (Author) and Neufeld, Juliana (Illustrator). (2014). God Loves Hair. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. This tiny book is a beautiful gem. In 21 very short stories, Vivek Shraya leads the reader on a gentle exploration of his childhood and … Continue reading

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Sister Mischief

Goode, Laura. (2011). Sister Mischief. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. This young adult novel follows a tight-knit group of friends who live and breathe hip hop and social justice. Esme, Rowie, Tess, and Marcy go to high school in a largely … Continue reading

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