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Zuri Community Reading List

We're book lovers here at Zuri, and we love that so many of you in our community are, too! We've compiled a list of Zuri writers that we'd love you to join us in supporting and celebrating, and we're highlighting local women and/or BIPOC owned bookstores, where you can find these books and many more!

Plus! We set up a Bookshop where you can buy these books and support your local bookstores, or stop by our in-store free lending libraries!

PS If you are an author or have a favorite bookstore you'd like us to include in this list, send us an email!

Children's/YA

Nana Akua Goes to SchoolPatricia Elam

Black EnoughIbi Zoboi

Finding My Voice, Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Ashti Meets Birdman Al, Carmen Rubin

Written in the Stars, Aisha Saeed

Memoir/Non-Fiction

The Body Papers, Grace Talusan

Ordinary Light, Tracy K. Smith

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain

Disability Visibility, Alice Wong

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial DivideCrystal Flemming

Reimagining Hagar, Nyasha Junior

La haine orpheline, Peggy Sastre

Die Teetrinkerin, Christina Bruderick

Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, Anu Taranath

Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color, LaNitra Berger

Poetry

White BloodKiki Petrosino

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons), Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction

InsurrectoGina Apostal

PatsyNicole Dennis-Benn

The Sweetest FruitsMonique Truong

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

The Dutch House, Ann Patchett

Indigo Girl, Suzanne Kamata

The Girl with the Louding Voice, Abi Dare

The Magnetic Girl, Jessica Handler

The City of Good Death, Priyanka Champaneri

Short Stories

Everything InsideEdwidge Danticat

Grand Union, Zadie Smith

The Girl Who Can Take The Most Electricity, Anna Mantzaris

The Best Women's Travel Writing, No. 12, Edited by Lavinia Spalding

Cookbooks

Sugar and Spice, Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra

A Culinary Journey in Gascony, Kate Hill

BOOKSTORES

Napa BookmineNapa, CA

A Room of One's OwnMadison, WI

Tiny BooksPittsburgh, PA

Harriet's Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA

AmalgamPhiladelphia, PA

Aunties BookstoreSpokane, WA

Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA

Bookends and Beginnings, Evanston, IL

Hub City, Spartanburg, SC

Volumes of Pleasure, Los Osos, CA

Parnassus Books, Nashville TN

Kew and Willow Books, Queens, NY 

Charis Books and More, Atlanta, GA

A Cappella Books, Atlanta, GA