What We're Reading
We talk about needing new stories, and we read new stories too! If you want to know what kinds of topics we’re thinking about, looking at our reading list will give you an idea. *We are not sponsored in any way to help sell these books, but if you feel inclined to go buy them, try your local bookstore first! We <3 local.
Leanna’s Current Reads
Raising Mixed Race by (local author!) Sharon Chang
“In the last decade, we have also seen a sudden massive shift in America’s racial makeup with the majority of the current under-5 age population being children of color. Asian and multiracial are the fastest growing self-identified groups in the United States.”
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
What Mozart in the Jungle wishes it could be.
Read by both Leanna and Heather so far.
yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar
'i am building
where the floor is
made up of strength
where the walls are
crafted of ambition
where the roof is
a masterpiece of forgiveness
i am building myself'
Kaley’s Current Reads
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess by Leonard Shlain
Read by both Kaley and Heather so far.
“Shlain argues that literacy reinforced the brain's linear, abstract, predominantly masculine left hemisphere at the expense of the holistic, iconic feminine right one. This shift upset the balance between men and women initiating the disappearance of goddesses, the abhorrence of images, and, in literacy's early stages, the decline of women's political status. Patriarchy and misogyny followed.”
a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility, a perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
read by both Kaley and Leanna so far.
Arranged into five sections–In the World, In the Audience, In the Gallery, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free– poses questions we immediately recognize.