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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

EToday for The Stacks book club we are discussing The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavic encio. Our guest is the reader behind the bookish instagram account Lupita Reads, Lupita Aqu ino. Our conversation looks at the ways undocumented people have been treated as a monolith, the concept of "objective journalism," and how this book has created a space for more undocumented folks to feel seen and heard. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/30/ep-131-the-undocumented-americans Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

72 min1 d ago
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Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

EToday on The Stacks we are joined by Angela Chen, journalist and author of a brand new book on asexuality titled: Ace: What Asexuality Revelas about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. We talk about asexuality, the way in which sex is politicized, involuntary celibates, and how people from marianalized groups are expected to educate the masses. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/23/ep-130-angela-chen Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

53 min1 w ago
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Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

EKarla Corneji Villavicencio is the author of The Stacks Book Club selection for September, The Undocumented Americans. On today's episode we get a deeper (and spoiler free) look at the book, and why Karla felt compelled to tell these stories now. We also discuss the audience Karla had in mind while writing, her ideal writing setup, and why discribing women of color as "strong" is a form of erasure. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villvavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Karla: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Pod...

62 min2 w ago
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Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

EAminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the friends behind the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, and now the authors of the New York Times Best Selling book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Today we talk about the obstacles they found in researching their book on friendship, finding their voice, the questions that come up in interracial friendships, and about their idea of "shine theory". The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/09/ep-128-aminatou-sow-ann-friedman SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Aminatou & Ann: Aminatou Twitter | Aminatou Instagram | Ann Twitter | Call Your Girlfriend | Big Friendship Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon

68 min3 w ago
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Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Our guest today is Lupita Aquino, the reader behind successful bookstagram account Lupita Reads. Lupits is known for her incredible book recommendations and vibrant photos. Our conversation covers the evolving relationship between publishers and book influencers, activism in the book community, and the authors she finds crush-wrothy. The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Lupita: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitt...

68 minSEP 2
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Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

EBrit Bennett (The Vanishing Half, The Mothers) is back for our annual discussion of a Toni Morrison novel. This year, we're taking on Sula, Morrison's novel about the bonds between women. Our conversation dives into feminist commentary throughout the book, the desire to create lasting communal art, and the ways Morrison uses gruesome violence and unexpected humor to show us a world that is deeply human and uniquely Black. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/26/ep-126-sula SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brit: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

71 minAUG 26
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Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

EMorgan Jerkins author of This Will Be My Undoing joins the podcast today to discuss her newest books Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Morgan shares details of the evolution of the book, the complex relationships between Black and Indigenous people, and how the lack of documentation has helped to obscure Black histories. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/19/ep-125-morgan-jerkins SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Morgan: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

54 minAUG 19
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Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

EYoung Adult author Liara Tamani is our guest today, and we discuss her newest book All the Things We Never Knew. Liara shares how she came to write for young people, the ways she finds authenticity in her characters, why social media isn’t for her, and the ways school curriculum doesn’t always serve students. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/12/ep-124-liara-tamani SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Liara: Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

61 minAUG 12
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Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

EOur guest today is Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, and her latest book, an instant New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Vanishing Half. Brit shares what it has been like having her book optioned by HBO, publishing in the middle of a pandemic and civil rights movement, and how she balances research and creativity. We also talk about the books that Brit loves and the types of characters that excite her. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/05/ep-123-brit-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold and start reading today. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brit: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

61 minAUG 5
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Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

EWe are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with around Black identity and family. We also talk about the ways revision is a powerful tool in education and the tradition of the epistolary form. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/29/ep-122-breathe Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

--JUL 29
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Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

Latest Episodes

Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

EToday for The Stacks book club we are discussing The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavic encio. Our guest is the reader behind the bookish instagram account Lupita Reads, Lupita Aqu ino. Our conversation looks at the ways undocumented people have been treated as a monolith, the concept of "objective journalism," and how this book has created a space for more undocumented folks to feel seen and heard. There are no spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/30/ep-131-the-undocumented-americans Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

72 min1 d ago
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Ep. 131 The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio -- The Stacks Book Club (Lupita Aquino)

Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

EToday on The Stacks we are joined by Angela Chen, journalist and author of a brand new book on asexuality titled: Ace: What Asexuality Revelas about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. We talk about asexuality, the way in which sex is politicized, involuntary celibates, and how people from marianalized groups are expected to educate the masses. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website at: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/23/ep-130-angela-chen Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Angela: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

53 min1 w ago
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Ep. 130 The Politics of Sex with Angela Chen

Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

EKarla Corneji Villavicencio is the author of The Stacks Book Club selection for September, The Undocumented Americans. On today's episode we get a deeper (and spoiler free) look at the book, and why Karla felt compelled to tell these stories now. We also discuss the audience Karla had in mind while writing, her ideal writing setup, and why discribing women of color as "strong" is a form of erasure. The Stacks book club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villvavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino/ SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Karla: Instagram Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Pod...

62 min2 w ago
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Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

EAminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the friends behind the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, and now the authors of the New York Times Best Selling book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Today we talk about the obstacles they found in researching their book on friendship, finding their voice, the questions that come up in interracial friendships, and about their idea of "shine theory". The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/09/ep-128-aminatou-sow-ann-friedman SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Aminatou & Ann: Aminatou Twitter | Aminatou Instagram | Ann Twitter | Call Your Girlfriend | Big Friendship Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon

68 min3 w ago
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Ep. 128 Big Friendships with Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Our guest today is Lupita Aquino, the reader behind successful bookstagram account Lupita Reads. Lupits is known for her incredible book recommendations and vibrant photos. Our conversation covers the evolving relationship between publishers and book influencers, activism in the book community, and the authors she finds crush-wrothy. The Stacks Book Club selection for September is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, we will discuss the book with Lupita Aquino on September 30th. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/09/02/ep-127-lupita-aquino SUPPORT THE STACKS Tushy - Go to hellotushy.com/stacks get 10% off your order and FREE shipping Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Lupita: Instagram | Twitter Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitt...

68 minSEP 2
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Ep. 127 Crushes and Controversy with Lupita Aquino

Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

EBrit Bennett (The Vanishing Half, The Mothers) is back for our annual discussion of a Toni Morrison novel. This year, we're taking on Sula, Morrison's novel about the bonds between women. Our conversation dives into feminist commentary throughout the book, the desire to create lasting communal art, and the ways Morrison uses gruesome violence and unexpected humor to show us a world that is deeply human and uniquely Black. There are spoilers in this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/26/ep-126-sula SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brit: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

71 minAUG 26
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Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison -- The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)

Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

EMorgan Jerkins author of This Will Be My Undoing joins the podcast today to discuss her newest books Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Morgan shares details of the evolution of the book, the complex relationships between Black and Indigenous people, and how the lack of documentation has helped to obscure Black histories. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/19/ep-125-morgan-jerkins SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Morgan: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

54 minAUG 19
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Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins

Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

EYoung Adult author Liara Tamani is our guest today, and we discuss her newest book All the Things We Never Knew. Liara shares how she came to write for young people, the ways she finds authenticity in her characters, why social media isn’t for her, and the ways school curriculum doesn’t always serve students. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/12/ep-124-liara-tamani SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, wherever books are sold. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Liara: Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

61 minAUG 12
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Ep. 124 Finding Your Future Self with Liara Tamani

Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

EOur guest today is Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, and her latest book, an instant New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Vanishing Half. Brit shares what it has been like having her book optioned by HBO, publishing in the middle of a pandemic and civil rights movement, and how she balances research and creativity. We also talk about the books that Brit loves and the types of characters that excite her. Tune in on August 26th when we discuss Sula by Toni Morrison for The Stacks Book Club with Brit Bennett. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/08/05/ep-123-brit-bennett SUPPORT THE STACKS Get your copy of Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West wherever books are sold and start reading today. Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Brit: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

61 minAUG 5
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Ep. 123 Complication and Imagination with Brit Bennett

Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

EWe are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with around Black identity and family. We also talk about the ways revision is a powerful tool in education and the tradition of the epistolary form. There are no spoilers on this episode. You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/29/ep-122-breathe Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout. Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon Donate to The Conscious Kid

--JUL 29
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Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)
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