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Building A Diverse Personal Library feat. Liana Rodriguez

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Release Date: 06/13/2019

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The Bri Books Summer 2019 Reading Experience is here! At the end of the episode, I share the curated list of books we'll be reading this summer as a Bri Books community. 

How can your bookshelf better reflect your values? Liana Rodriguez, a Bronx-based bibliophile, asked herself this question at the start of 2019. It led her to building her own personal library from scratch, full of narratives from diversified voices around the world instead of the cis-het White male writers of World Literature classes past.

While celebrating "Well Read Black Girl" book club founder Glory Edim's anthology, "Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Out Stories, Discovering Ourselves" at The Wing Soho in conversation with Uli from Subway Book Review, I met Liana Rodriguez. In this episode, we go deep on Liana's bookshelf project, the importance of author's life experiences and who is doing the writing, book purging, and how to get back into reading after falling off. We finish the episode with a walking tour of Liana's library. 

 

#BRIBOOKS SUMMER 2019 READING EXPERIENCE

  1. "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillroy
  2. "The Other Americans" by Laila Lalami
  3. "Beasts Made of Night" by Tochi Onyebuchi

Liana's reading recommendation: "The Midst of Winter" by Isabel Allende

Follow Liana's reading journeys on Instagram

 

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