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The Holds List: March

It’s a bit late in February (sorta) to be placing holds with the expectation of being at the top of the list, but I find that the one drawback to placing holds early is that you often don’t get a chance to renew the books if you need more time to complete them. Check out a few the books I’m looking forward to reading in March.

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker:A Memoir in Essays

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America.


Gingerbread : A Novel


Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. 

Queenie

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—large and small—that led him and his family to this place.

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