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This poetry collection is a mix of pop culture and discussion of black womanhood. It focuses on Beyoncé  not just as a musical icon, but as a person with all the complexities of what it means to be a black woman in today’s society. Using a fresh and familiar tone with traditional forms of poetry, Parker explores what it means to live an average life that is also worthy of beauty and admiration. 

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ISBN: 9781941040539
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Published: Tin House Books - February 14th, 2017

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Rachel and Nick are back in Singapore in this follow-up story to Kevin Kwan’s first book, Crazy Rich Asians. If you loved the first book you’ll love this one. We are given more gossip and luxury while Rachel seeks to find her father. There’s a cast of new characters adding depth to the story and overall setting. Like the first book in the series, this one is a great beach read, and a fun book to enjoy any time of the year.

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ISBN: 9780804172066
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2016

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Known as the originator of ‘trap music,’ a style of rap that is taking over the music industry, Gucci Mane reveals his vulnerability in his first memoir and shows us the man behind the Trap God, his hit songs and the infamous reputation behind the criminal charges and prison time he experienced. As a fan of his music, I appreciated learning the stories of his childhood about the creation of hit songs, and how he was able to overcome his drug addiction. His story shows how easy it is for us to get caught up in a celebrity’s image without knowing who they truly are as a person.

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ISBN: 9781501165320
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 19th, 2017