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March Madness Round One: Match Ups Seven and Eight

Match ups seven and eight are here! Remember, all during our March Madness event, you'll have the chance to help us choose YOUR FAVORITE of the books we've discussed on Unabridged in the past year! You can vote throughout March as we move through our bracket. Be sure to check out our Instagram stories to vote. Each time you vote, you'll be entered to win a copy of the winning book OR a comparably priced book of your choice! Head over to this Instagram post for all the details.

Round One, Match Up Seven:

Book Cover of What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Katherine Center's What You Wish For

Discussed in: Episode 134

The Details:

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're talking with Katherine Center about her latest book, What You Wish For, which released on July 14, 2020. Katherine shares her first experience as a writer, writing fan fic about Duran Duran, why clown socks are the most fashionable apparel, and how she sets out to fight for joy.

Book Cover of Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You

Discussed in: Episode 137

The Details: In this Unabridged Book Club discussion, we talk about Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. This amazing book is a remix for young people of Kendi’s original Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and we all felt that it was a phenomenal read and is such a great fit for the classroom.


Round One, Match Up Eight:

Book Cover of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Discussed in: Episode 163

The Details: In this Unabridged Book Club episode, we are discussing Sonali Dev's Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors. This one was chosen by the Unabridged Ambassadors and is a perfect fit for two of our Unabridged Podcast Reading Challenge categories, a romance by an author of color and a retelling of a classic.

Book Cover of Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob's Good Talk

Discussed in: Episode 167

The Details: In this Unabridged Podcast Book Club episode, we discuss Mira Jacob's graphic memoir Good Talk. We talked about this amazing memoir and also shared our pairings, including Craig Thompson’s Blankets, James McBride’s The Color of Water, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo.

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