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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceWhy I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It took me a while to get into this one, but then I zipped through the last couple of chapters and the “Aftermath”. I appreciated the insight into racism in Britain and the author’s in-depth dissection of white feminism (vs intersectional feminism).
The Arrangement: A Good Omens ZineThe Arrangement: A charity art book inspired by Good Omens by Basil (FopDoodles). A quick one, as it was mostly fanart, with just a few textual bits.


*DERP* to the nth power…

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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial DivideWhite Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson. Excellent, very intense read. Many parts of it are heartrending and enraging and just… I had to stop reading for a bit to go donate to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, if that helps you understand the power of this one.


“No, this is totally comfortable, Mom – why do you ask?!” -Mayhem

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How to Be an AntiracistHow to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. This is not a “how to” book. It’s an autobiographical account of the author’s journey from racism to antiracism, with many asides setting historical context. It’s good, but it is not an easy read, in the somewhat tangled way books with an academic bent can have.
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in MinnesotaA Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota ed Sun Yung Shin. Excellent, eminently readable collection of thoughtful, thought provoking essays.
Black History In Its Own WordsBlack History in Its Own Words by Ron Wimberly. Slim collection of illustrated quotes from Black history makers.


*derpity derpity derp* -Chaos

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You Can't Touch My Hair Deluxe: And Other Things I Still Have to ExplainYou Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson. Gave myself a bit of whiplash, starting this right after Me and White Supremacy and White Fragility, but it was good to take a break with a lighter look at heavy issues.


“FEEDMEFEEDMEFEEDMEFEEDMEFEEDME!!!!” -Chaos

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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American DreamMaking Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani. This covers from 1865 through 1979 and I found it very helpful for helping me understand more how things got to where they are. I wish it would’ve included a few more recent decades, tbh. Great illustrations!


*IGNORING* -Mayhem

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I’m not quite finished reading these, but I’ll finish this weekend. I highly recommend both:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good AncestorMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

I also highly recommend Library Extension, which shows you whether your library has books you search for on Goodreads or Amazon, and, if your library owns the books, how many copies in which formats and whether they’re checked out or not.


*STAREDOWN* -Chaos & Mayhem

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Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original ProjectsPrint Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects by Christine Schmidt. Interesting and wide-ranging projects, from using linoleum blocks to screenprinting to cyanotypes. Unfortunately, the book is a decade old, and some of the specialized materials don’t seem to be available anymore.


“Why doesn’t Mom ever go anywhere anymore?! It’s kind of creepy.” -Mayhem

Linkity from the last days of Minnesota’s stay home order

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Brave EnoughBrave Enough by Cheryl Strayed. Ok collection of quotes that was pretty disappointing, based on the quotes I’d read from Tiny Beautiful Things.


“I’ll just let you wonder if my eye are really looking in two different directions…” -Mayhem

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The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning StoriesThe Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Willis. What it says on the tin, plus a couple of rather good award acceptance speeches.
Cartwheel in the Quiet: A Tapestry of Things Found + FeltCartwheel in the Quiet: A Tapestry of Things Found + Felt by Emily Looman. Lovely little snippet of the author/artist’s life – a path to healing told in art and scribbled words.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

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Terra Incognita: Three NovellasTerra Incognita: Three Novellas by Connie Willis. I’d read these before in different collections, but I didn’t remember/realize that until partway through each story and I enjoyed reading them again, so!
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the SpectrumFunny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary. DNF – humor is one of those subjective things and this grated. My autistic experience is so different from his, I can’t even…
A Field Guide to Now: Notes on Mindfulness and Life in the Present TenseField Guide to Now: Notes On Mindfulness And Life In The Present Tense by Christina Rosalie. DNF – I love the title, but this was another one I absolutely could not relate to.


“What are you doing, Mom!? Why did you wake me up????” -Mayhem

(I didn’t MEAN to wake her up…)