Staff Picks categorized 'african-american'

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Gentrification Stories

If you're on the waiting list for the book, "When No One Is Watching," here is a list of some of the best recent stories featuring gentrification at their core.  
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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide To Liberation on the Land

There is both power and pain in the process of reconnecting with the land and reclaiming the rights to this rich agricultural knowledge and culture, and Penniman tackles the question of how to do that with this book, and advocates for activists to engage with agricultural and environmental issues we face globally as a Black issue. As Penniman quotes, “Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice and equality.” - Malcolm X. 
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If You’re Waiting for "The Glass Hotel," Try These Other Books

You might have to wait to read Emily St. John Mandel’s newest novel, "The Glass Hotel," but there are plenty of books to read in the meantime. If you're looking for atmospheric stories told from multiple perspectives, check out these titles.
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Such a Fun Age

I support audiobooks. I think they are Real Reading. But they are often not for me, because my brain has a habit of not paying attention to the cadence of most audiobook readers, causing me to zone out. Consider this my endorsement of occasionally re-trying things you thought weren’t to your taste.
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Juneteenth: A Reading List

Here is a small selection of titles to read when reflecting on Juneteenth that can be found through our Overdrive and Hoopla digital services.
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Available on Overdrive or Hoopla: Race and Social Justice Fiction

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and subsequent protests in Pittsburgh and across the country have been triggering and traumatic events for our community. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information and resources to help understand and process these events.