5 Bubble Teas, Cathy Park Hong, Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Published by One World on February 25th, 2020

Genres: Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 209

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“The most damaging legacy of the West has been its power to decide who our enemies are, turning us not only against our own people, like North and South Korea, but turning me against myself.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Abrams Press, Caroline Criado Perez, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Review, Science, Sociology, Technology

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Published by Abrams Press on March 7th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction, Science, Sociology, Technology

Pages: 411

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“The fact is that worth is a matter of opinion, and opinion is informed by culture. And if that culture is as male-biased as ours is, it can’t help but be biased against women. By default.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Published by Simon & Schuster on July 17th, 2020

Genres: Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 256

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“We can learn so much about someone by the way they talk about their friends.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Brittney Cooper, Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Race, Review, St. Martin's Press

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Published by St. Martin’s Press on February 20th, 2018

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 288

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“When I talk about owning eloquent rage as your superpower, it comes with the clear caveat that not everyone is worth your time or your rage.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Ibram X. Kendi, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Published by One World on August 13th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 305

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“The gift of seeing myself as Black instead of being colorblind is that it allows me to clearly see myself historically and politically as being antiracist, as a member of the interracial body striving to accept and equate and empower racial difference of all kinds.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Anti-Racist, Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Published by Convergent Books on May 15th, 2018

Genres: Anti-Racist Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 185

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“This is partly what makes the fragility of whiteness so damn dangerous. It ignores the personhood of people of color and instead makes the feelings of whiteness the most important thing.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Canada, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Published by Doubleday Canada on November 15th, 2016

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

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“We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Samantha Irby, Vintage

Advance Review: Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

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Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on March 31, 2020

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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Loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits. I’m calling in sick.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Crime, Little, Brown and Company, Non-Fiction, Review, Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Published by Little, Brown and Company on October 15th, 2019

Genres: Crime, Non-Fiction

Pages: 448

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“In the end, the courage of women can’t be stamped out. And stories – the big ones, the true ones – can be caught but never killed.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mira Jacob, Non-Fiction, One World, Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Published by One World on March 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 349

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“Sometimes, you go along with it and pretend nothing happened. Sometimes, you hold your breath until the feeling of wanting to be believed passes. Sometimes, you weigh explaining against staying quiet and know they’re both just different kinds of heavy.”


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