Black History Month and True Story Podcasts

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This week Alice and Kim talk about books to read for Black History Month and some nonfiction-adjacent podcasts they love (plus more books).

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s TBR and Flatiron Books, and I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir by Reema Zaman, from Amberjack Publishing..

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Follow Up

American Fire by Monica Hesse

An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie

Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir by Jean McNeil

A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland by William E. Glassley

New Books

No Beast So Fierce by Dane Huckelbridge

Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer

The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang

BuzzFeed: I’ve Been Committed To A Psych Ward Three Times — And It Never Helped (excerpted from The Collected Schizophrenias)

Underground by Will Hunt

Weekly Theme: Black History Month

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris

Negroland by Margo Jefferson

To Keep the Waters Troubled by Linda O. McMurry

Nonfiction + Podcasts

Podcast: Broken Harts

Mel Magazine: The Sad, Strange Life and Death of Devonte Hart

Podcast: In the Dark

Podcast: Here to Make Friends

A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance by Emma Gray

I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertson

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

Podcast: Terrible, Thanks for Asking

It’s Ok to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

Reading Now

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird

American Prison by Shane Bauer

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (not nonfiction!)