Unplugged by Gordon Korman

“Bay Area Weekly just named me Silicon Valley’s Number One Spoiled Brat. Remember, we’re talking about California. Think of all the other spoiled brats I had to beat out for that title.”


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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

“Or that when white people compliment her (“She’s so professional. She’s always on time”), it doesn’t always feel good, because sometimes people are gonna be surprised by the fact that she showed up, rather than the fact that she had something to say when she did.”


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Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

“It started with the layoffs, and then it just kept getting worse. I thought I’d get out, and I haven’t been able to, and it’s just a lot. I’m fine. It’s just exhausting to be around people sometimes.”


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On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

“There is no way to get around the fact that, whatever legitimate federalism-based issues were at play, slavery was a central reason Anglo-Texans wanted out of Mexico. Using unpaid labor to clear forests, plant crops, harvest them, and move them to market was the basis of their lives and wealth.”


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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

“You know, I read somewhere that sixty percent of us can’t go more than ten minutes without lying. Little slippages: to make ourselves sound better, more attractive, to others. White lies to avoid causing offence. So it is not like I’ve done anything out of the ordinary. It’s only human.”


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Central Baptist Book Club: The Feather Thief

Friday, June 24, 2022, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the CBV library to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.


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The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

“Read as many books as you can. Choose courage over caution. Take time to visit libraries. Look for light in the darkness. Have faith in yourself. Know that love is what matters most.”


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The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

“But a novel always ends, the lies come to the surface, and the deaths are explained. Maybe one of the bad characters gets away with something—that’s fashionable right now—but you are still left with a sense that things are balanced, that dark things come to light, and that the bad person will, at least, most likely be miserable.”


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I’ll Fly Away by Rudy Francisco

“Hope the camera gods bless you with a steady hand great lighting, the perfect angle, and enough storage space to save the results. May you snap the picture at the right time, eyes open and smiling with your entire face. Months from now, I hope you stumble across the picture and you are ambushed by your own radiance.”


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Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall & Hugo Martinez

“Quantitative historians who use statistical tools to study big-picture historical trends, created a vast database of research on more than 36,000 slave ship voyages that took place over four hundred years…They found that there was a revolt on at least one in ten of these voyages. That was a much higher number than anyone expected…Let me emphasize this point: the more women onboard a slave ship, the more likely a revolt would occur.”


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