Building A Diverse Personal Library feat. Liana Rodriguez
Release Date: 06/13/2019
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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.
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#BRIBOOKS SUMMER 2019 READING EXPERIENCE
- "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillroy
- "The Other Americans" by Laila Lalami
- "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.