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How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

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How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin


Have you ever asked yourself how you fight white supremacy? You’d have to define it first and then understand what it means before you could answer that. But once you understood what it meant and how you were affected by it, could you say how you fight white supremacy? It’s a question I’ve battled with for the last few years. Definitely more so since 2016. I don’t know if I have a single answer for that, especially when sometime just existing as a Black woman in the United States feels like an act of resistance. I gravitated towards this book because I wanted to see what other people had to say and how other people are fighting back. If nothing else, this book has shown me that there are many different ways to fight. People will do what they are capable of doing, and fight in the best way they know how. This book is a collection of many things. It has poetry, essays, interviews, question and answer sessions and music. It’s…

Warcross by Marie Lu

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Warcross by Marie Lu

Emika never thought she would meet Hideo Tanaka. She was an eighteen-year-old bounty hunter, facing eviction from her tiny studio apartment. She had been watching the Warcross tournament just like millions of other people. But when one of the competitors grabbed a power up, worth thousands of bucks, she couldn’t resist hacking into the system and grabbing it. What she never expected was to glitch into the game the moment she touched it! Now her face is plastered everywhere. Everyone knows her name and Emika is terrified she is going to be arrested. When she finally decides to call the number back that’s been calling nonstop, it’s Hideo Tanaka, Warcross creator, who wants to meet her. I picked up Warcross the day after throwing in the towel on a historical fiction novel that was leaving a bad taste in my mouth. This is exactly what I needed to get me out of that funk. Warcross is a really entertaining young adult science fiction novel that follows Emika’s journey fr…