What You Should Read

You Should Read: MORE Books by Black Authors! With Dr. Sherna Phillips

October 20, 2020 Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall Season 1 Episode 22
What You Should Read
You Should Read: MORE Books by Black Authors! With Dr. Sherna Phillips
Show Notes

We're discussing more of our favorite books by Black authors and this time, we're joined by poet and playwright Dr. Sherna Phillips (known to her students as Dr. Nae)! Sidebar topics include how long Kelly sticks to book bans (not long), how our fall TBR challenge is going (not well) and which celeb book club we like the most.


S.E. Hinton and graphic novels: https://www.themarysue.com/s-e-hinton-the-outsiders-new-bad-opinion/

Julie Murphy and Disney's new adult line: https://www.nerdsandbeyond.com/2020/10/09/if-the-shoe-fits-by-julie-murphy-to-launch-new-disney-publishing-line/#:~:text=Julie%20Murphy%2C%20author%20of%20the,make%20a%20name%20for%20herself.

Ava DuVernay to direct Caste: https://variety.com/2020/film/news/ava-duvernay-caste-feature-film-adaptation-netflix-1234804513/ 

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Don't forget about our book club! We're discussing The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult on December 8! You can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for our debut pick.


Julia: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (VE Schwab) and The Evening and the Morning (Ken Follett)

Rachael: The Troop (Nick Cutter)

Kelly: Cemetery Boys (Aiden Thomas)


Kelly: On a Good Horse (Darby Karchut; the book releases November 10) and Ring Shout (P. Djeli Clark)

Rachael: still observing her book buying ban but she had an unused credit from Libro.FM that she turned Redhead by the Side of the Road (Anne Tyler)

Julia: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)

What You Should Read:

Dr. Nae: Genesis Begins Again (Alicia D. Williams), Slave Play (Jeremy O. Harris) and the collected works of Tayari Jones but especially Silver Sparrow. 

Rachael: The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead), Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert) and The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls (Anissa Gay).

Julia: The Space Between Worlds (Micaiah Johnson), Transcendent Kingdom (Yaa Gyasi) and Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid).

Kelly: Before the Ever After (Jacqueline Woodson), Now That I've Found You (Kristina Forest) and When No One is Watching (Alyssa Cole).

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