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on the importance of reading books by people of color that aren’t focused on trauma or pain.

This document has some examples of non-”issue” books that are written by people of color. Feel free to make a copy of this doc and add your own books to the reading list. Invite your friends to participate and discuss your thoughts!
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1
Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix
Ibi Zoboi
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Romance
Young Adult
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2
The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett
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Historical Fiction
Fiction
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3
Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Tiffany D. Jackson
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Historical Fiction
Young Adult
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4
Queenie
Candice Carty-Williams
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Fiction
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5
Felix Ever After
Kacen Callender
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Romance
Young Adult
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6
Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters, 1)
Talia Hibbert
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Romance
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7
The Perfect Find
Tia Williams
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Romance
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8
Babel-17
Samuel R. Delany
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Science Fiction
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9
The Einstein Intersection
Samuel R. Delany
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Science Fiction
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10
Speech Sounds
Octavia E. Butler
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Science Fiction
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11
Bloodchild and Other Stories
Octavia E. Butler
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Science Fiction
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12
Parable of the Sower
Octavia E. Butler
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Science Fiction
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13
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James
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Science Fiction
Fantasy
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14
Kindred
Octavia E. Butler
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Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
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15
Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward
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Historical Fiction
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16
The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo
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Young Adult
Fiction
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17
Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo
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Young Adult
Fiction
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18
Freshwater
Akwaeke Emezi
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Fiction
Fantasy
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19
Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid
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Fiction
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20
The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline
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Science Fiction
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21
Mapping the Interior
Stephen Graham Jones
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Fantasy
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22
Robopocalypse
Daniel Wilson
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Science Fiction
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23
Love: Beyond Body, Space & Time
Hope Nicholson
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Science Fiction
Fantasy
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