What You Should Read

You Should Read: Books by Black Authors!

June 16, 2020 Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall Season 1 Episode 5
What You Should Read
You Should Read: Books by Black Authors!
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What You Should Read
You Should Read: Books by Black Authors!
Jun 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall

Greetings listeners! Today we are joined by the lovely and hilarious Baltimore-based comedian Violet Gray (as seen on "Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac)! Violet talks with Julia and Kelly about what representation in books means to her and why it matters to see yourself represented in the stories you’re reading. The three then recommend some of their favorite books by Black authors, and Violet treats us to a freestyle rap based on those recommendations. You’ll want to listen to the very end of this one! 

This week is #BlackoutBestsellerlist week. Let’s fill the bestseller lists with books by Black authors! We recommend purchasing from an independent Black-owned bookstore like one from this list right here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/83495-black-owned-bookstores-to-support-now.html 

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Violet on Night Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeDnoQIzkw


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Show Notes

Greetings listeners! Today we are joined by the lovely and hilarious Baltimore-based comedian Violet Gray (as seen on "Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac)! Violet talks with Julia and Kelly about what representation in books means to her and why it matters to see yourself represented in the stories you’re reading. The three then recommend some of their favorite books by Black authors, and Violet treats us to a freestyle rap based on those recommendations. You’ll want to listen to the very end of this one! 

This week is #BlackoutBestsellerlist week. Let’s fill the bestseller lists with books by Black authors! We recommend purchasing from an independent Black-owned bookstore like one from this list right here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/83495-black-owned-bookstores-to-support-now.html 

Follow Violet Gray

Twitter: @VioletSilver
Facebook: Violet Gray
Instagram: @chaoticviolet
Violet on Night Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeDnoQIzkw


 Follow WYSR:

Twitter: @wysr_podcast
Instagram: @wysr_podcast
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast

www.whatyoushouldread.com