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Taken from her blog by the same name, this book by Reni Eddo Lodge highlights racism in the United Kingdom. She gives a history of slavery and police injustice against black British communities before going into how race is an issue in the daily lives of black British people. Those reading this book will see many similarities between the racial inequality in the U.K. and that in the United States.

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ISBN: 9781408870556
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Published: Bloomsbury Circus - November 7th, 2017

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Evie L. Ewing uses poetry, prose, and artwork to write about black girlhood and black life in Chicago. She takes the difficulties of growing up as a black girl and makes them beautiful and poignant in this, her first collection of work. Writing odes to some of her favorite musical artists such as Prince and Erykah Badu, she shows the fullness of black life and the art that has influenced her. Those who love the poetry and prose of Claudia Rankine will also love this book.

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

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On Writing is one of the best writing books I’ve ever read. Stephen King blends memoir with insights into the craft of writing to create a phenomenal guide on how to write fiction. In the first memoir section he shows where the personal and professional collide, while in the second section of the book he focuses on writing instruction. Writers and readers alike will enjoy this book.

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ISBN: 9781439156810
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010