Reading Squad

Reading Squad

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A podcast by two avid readers on books, reading, and the bookish community!
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Reading Squad Episode 2: LGBTQ and Juneteenth Reads
It's Pride and Juneteenth! Rachel and Rashmila discuss their current reads, current events, and how racism runs through families and the larger society.  Here are some of the books that we mentioned in our podcast. More recommendations for Juneteenth and Pride are on our social media sites.  Fierce Fairy Tales by Nikita Gill The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson A Study in Charlotte and The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaiswal How we Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian The Priory fo the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Blache and the Talent Tenth by Barbara Neely My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches by Audre Lorde This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell & Aurelia Durand Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
42:57
June 17, 2020
The Reading Squad: Asian American Heritage
Welcome to The Reading Squad, a monthly podcast where Rashmila and Rachel discuss books on the monthly theme, what they are reading, and other tidbits on book culture.  We celebrated May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It honors the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We mentioned/discussed the following books in the podcast. Montress by Lysley Tenorio A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Little Fireflies Everywhere By Celeste Ng Ladies’ Coupe by Anita Nair The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Great Indian Novel by  Shashi Tharoor The Short Stories of Willa Cather by Willa Cather The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness 1984 by George Orwell Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Big Little Man by Alex Tizon The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami Garnethill by Denise Mina Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
32:02
May 17, 2020