Monica Howell

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Just as I Am

Recommend to readers who enjoy engaging and sassy memoirs, and those interested in learning about 20th-century Black theater, film, and television.
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Surviving the White Gaze

Though sometimes uneven, this personal account may engage fans of memoirs or readers interested in personal stories of adoptees.

Black Futures

A significant offering for its timely, accessible documentation of writing, artwork, and thought around Black lives and Black futurity.

The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen

Recommended for film buffs and those interested in a reflective, nonacademic examination of race and film.
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A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

Recommend to readers interested in statistics and research on the extent and impacts of violence in Black communities. Supplement with work by James Baldwin or Frank Wilderson III to understand the basis and support for systemic racism.
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Film and the Anarchist Imagination

For film scholars and those interested in anarchism and other revolutionary movements.
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Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics

Strongly recommended for fans of the era’s music and those interested in pop culture history.

Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

Insightful political and cultural analysis highly recommended for all readers.

This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope

An introspective collection, both enlightening and humorous, that is highly recommended for readers interested in creative approaches to memoir and storytelling.

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