Do you expect to open a book, enter it, really invested then BOOM! hDoes it tear you apart emotionally? I do of course.
Maybe it’s because I’m a literary masochist.
Regardless of what you expect to feel reading a book, it’s both a pleasure and a pain in the ass when it makes you feel things in all directions – love, racial intersectionality, the body … but also the teenager (and the comic) version of Jordan Peele Get out.
Now that I have your attention on the literary roller coaster that’s new this week, it’s time to—as Aunt Tabitha Brown says– get inside.
I mentioned a teenage version of Get out, and you will not be disappointed. 16-year-old Jake Livingston grapples with two very real traumas every day in Ryan Douglass The take of Jake Livingston: racist high school teachers talking to the dead. Author Douglass examines race, trauma, and death with a comedic and horrific twist.
Additionally, poetry books and essays by Salava Nolan, Jonah Mixon-Webster, and the pocket version of Morgan Parker’s debut poetry collection examine the intersectionality and liminal spaces that exist within the black community and the body. black.
But if you’re looking for some really good advice — and really big trouble—John lewis’ Continue: Thoughts for a New Generation will guide, protect and make you rethink every decision and choice you have made about yourself and others around you.
It all sounds pretty fun, right?