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Basic Black: Favorite Books and Summer Reading

May 30, 2014

After the broadcast the panelists discussed past and current books and what they'd be reading this summer.

Callie Crossley:

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang

Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile


Rev. Irene Monroe:

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Diary of a Lost Girl: The Autobiography of Kola Boof

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin


Afaa Michael Weaver:

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Two Trains Running by August Wilson

The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry edited by Arnold Rampersand


Phillip Martin:

The Foreign Correspondent  by Alan Furst

The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi

China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard French



I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngochi Adichie

Love Peace and Soul: The Story Behind "Soul Train" by

Stand Up And Sing by Jessye Norman