On this week of The Stacks we are joined by Sarah Fong, a PhD Candidate in American Studies. Sarah is currently writing her dissertation on U.S. practices of social welfare, particularly as they relate to histories of slavery and colonization. This week we talk about the writing process, reading for work vs. reading for pleasure, and the power of books to teach us new things, and allow us to make changes in the world.
Get to know Sarah this week, before next week’s The Stacks Book Club conversation on Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
- The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
- Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs
- The Intimacies of Four Continents by Lisa Lowe
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- The Color of the Land by David A. Chang
- We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
- Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
- A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown by Julia Scheeres
- The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Little House on the Prairie Book Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
- Seed Folks by Paul Fleischman
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois
- There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
- All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- From Unincorporated Territory by Craig Santos Perez
- Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- 2015 Man Booker Prize
- Gone with the Wind (MGM and Selznick International Pictures)
- Ava DuVernay
- 2011 National Book Award Winners
- 2017 National Book Award Winners
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7 thoughts on “Ep. 3 Talking Books with Sarah Fong”
I homeschool my boys and one of the books that we read for our curriculum was An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the US, young adult version. I thought it was a great source to give a different perspective on history. A good replacement for The Little House series is Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park. I’ve added many books to my TBR (many were already on there or I have read them 🙂 ).
Love to hear that. Great balance!