Book Sketches

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 1:07pm -- BHanley
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir is a powerful book by the two women (Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha Bandele) who created the Black Lives Matter hashtag that inspired the movement. BLM is more than just a hashtag. This memoir follows Patrisse Khan-Cullors, not from the moment the hashtag burst on the public consciousness, but from her childhood growing up black to her discovery of her queer identity, personal relationships, and how she got to where she is today.

More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 4:00pm -- BHanley

More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys (with Michelle Burford)  is part-memoir, part-autobiography, and part-documentary of the life of Alicia Keys. You mostly know her from The Voice and from her extensive musical catalog, which includes songs like "Fallin'," "If I Ain't Got You," "Empire State of Mind" (with Jay-Z), and "Girl on Fire." Alicia takes you on a journey of herself from her childhood to entering college early, assembling her first music album, becoming a celebrity, and coaching new talent on The Voice.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:10am -- JGranatino

Mickey is a patrol cop in a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis. Her usual run-ins consist of drug dealers and sex workers. Also on the streets she patrols is her younger sister, Kacey, whose addiction to drugs tore the sisters apart years ago. They no longer speak but keep tabs on each other as their paths repeatedly cross.

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