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Better Than the Movie is a community for people who love reading, books, book news and issues related to literature and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage readers to look beyond the Best Sellers lists and discover new voices and stories.
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EPISODE FIFTY-EIGHT: Recommendations Vol. 4 ft. Ashley
Friend of the show Ashley stops by to give us some recommendations on (mostly) nonfiction titles regarding race relations. White Rage - Carol Anderson: http://amzn.to/2fznsAg More Beautiful and More Terrible - Imani Perry: http://amzn.to/2fNrIRQ The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander: http://amzn.to/2fNoLk2 Southern Horrors and Other Writings; The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells - Ida B. Wells & Jacqueline Jones Royster : http://amzn.to/2fVAxbB Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography - Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully: http://amzn.to/2ePOseO The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - isabel Wilkerson: http://amzn.to/2ftZyY8 Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward: http://amzn.to/2eH6Zww Passing - Nella Larsen: http://amzn.to/2ey2eC4 Stories discussed in news: Claudia Rankine using MacArthur Genius grant to create an institute to study whiteness & its influence on culture: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/19/claudia-rankine-macarthur-genius-grant-exploring-whiteness Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/business/media/paul-beatty-wins-man-booker-prize-with-the-sellout.html?_r=0 Take a look: A 'Reading Rainbow' in the digital age: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/80774b3a6e1a4f058cc8e2c7f98a397a/take-look-reading-rainbow-digital-age Papercuts: A Party Game for the Rude and Well-Read: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electriclit/papercuts-a-party-game-for-the-rude-and-well-read