Ep 16: Diversify Your Shelves. August 30, 2020.
Welcome back to Big Little Books! In this episode: Why is it important to diversify your bookshelf? Diversity is good for everyone. Reading books that present different abilities, cultures, beliefs, and skin colour can help change your perspective and explore new experiences. Books can be a good steppingstone if you want to self-educate but do not know where the conversation should start. This episode starts with a brief discussion about Canada Reads 2020, and the recently announced winner. We dig into books that spark discussions about race and social injustice. Also, audio books are a thing we both embrace now! Tune in to find out what we have been listening to recently. Next, we dig into our recent reads and a new twist on the forever popular Books Spotted. We hope this episode inspires you to make a conscious effort to diversify your shelves! If you have diverse books we should be adding to our reading lists, we would love to hear from you! Find us on Instagram @biglittlebookspod or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org EPISODE GUIDE: 00:01:33 – Theme for Today – Diversify your bookshelves/ Diverse reads 00:03:09 – Canada Reads (https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads) 00:05:10 – Son of a trickster by Eden Robinson 00:05:40 – We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib 00:07:05 – Books to Spark Discussion: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 00:08:27 – Books to Spark Discussion: The Sellout by Paul Beatty 00:11:28 – Books to Spark Discussion: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 00:12:00 – Books to Spark Discussion: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race a collection by Jesmyn Ward 00:16:35 – Intermission 00:16:55 – Audio Books: Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez 00:20:48 – Audio Books: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (tenth anniversary edition) 00:24:10 – Short Reviews: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 00:29:22 – Short Reviews: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph 00:36:03 – Short Reviews: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston 00:41:15 – Currently Reading: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell 00:50:40 – Currently Reading: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 00:52:52 – Books Spotted (with a twist): Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones/ The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones/ The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 01:01:07 – Besides Books!
Duration: 1 hr 6 min