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<em>Upstate</em> by Kalisha Buckhanon

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon

So begins Upstate, a powerful story told through letters between seventeen-year-old Antonio and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Natasha, set in the &

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<em>Understanding Mass Incarceration, A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time</em> by James Kilgore

Understanding Mass Incarceration, A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time by James Kilgore

We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much … Continue reading "Understanding Mass Incarc

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<em>Inside this Place, Not of It, Narratives from Women’s Prisons</em>, Edited by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman

Inside this Place, Not of It, Narratives from Women’s Prisons, Edited by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman

Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United … Continue read

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<em>A Place to Stand</em> by Jimmy Santiago Baca

A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca’s harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a … Continue readin

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<em>Shahid Reads His Own Palm</em> by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Shahid Reads His Own Palm by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Gripping and terrifying, eloquent and heart wrenching, this debut collection delves into hellish territory: prison life. Soulful poems somberly captur

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Martin Amis reading and discussion with Deborah Treisman – Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafe

Martin Amis reading and discussion with Deborah Treisman – Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafe

Presented by the National Book Foundation and BAM Martin Amis is the author of 13 novels, including Money, London Fields, … Continue reading "M

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Books I Wish I’d Read as an LGBTQ Teenager

Books I Wish I’d Read as an LGBTQ Teenager

By Amy Gall Originally posted on LitHub, March 7, 2016 When I was young, the only literature I could find about lesbians … Continue reading "

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Reading List: Young People’s Literature for Grown-Ups

Reading List: Young People’s Literature for Grown-Ups

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Books for Boys, recommended by BookUp instructor Willie Perdomo

Books for Boys, recommended by BookUp instructor Willie Perdomo

Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson Begging for Change by Sharon G. Flake Felita by Nicholasa Mohr Becoming Billie Holiday by … Continue

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