Kim

Kim is an avid science fiction reader, and enjoys non-fiction books on Minoan archaeology and the Civil War, with occasional opinions about Science books, especially Cosmology and Physics.


 

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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062851352
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

"Dear America, is this what you really want? Do you even know what is happening in your name?"

Most of us don't know what is happening in our name.

This gorgeously written memoir is an important baby step towards Americans learning about our current deeply broken immigration system and the effects it has on our neighbors, classmates, coworkers, and - in Jose's case - award-winning journalists. This book is a critical inspiration to getting us asking better questions about American immigration history (our long tradition of racist and ethnic exclusions, including but not limited to the long-standing Chinese Exclusion Act), where quota systems came from and how they are failing, the impossible challenges facing undocumented immigrants in the current system.

How do we create paths to citizenship for friends, family and neighbors we recognize as Americans without question until an ICE or border patrol agent asks for proof of citizenship?

May we all come away from this book asking that question and reaching out to our representatives at the state and federal level to make life a little easier on our undocumented neighbors.


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Side Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616958893
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Published: Soho Press - May 8th, 2018

 

What if you could inhabit someone else’s sensory perception of reality? What if you could influence them? What if the experience changed you in a way that you land in a slightly different quantum reality? Also, there’s a cat… sometimes.


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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

 

Great reminder to slow down and investigate all the small things on our summer hikes, urban or away from the city.

 


This Census-Taker: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101967348
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Published: Del Rey - January 3rd, 2017

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So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580056779
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Published: Seal Press - January 16th, 2018

A gentle, practical beginner's guide to dismantling our participation in a racist culture. Oluo is a sharp-witted, thoughtful Seattle writer and activist. Quick, light-hearted read on a heavy topic.


What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education #497) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433131103
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Published: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - June 15th, 2016

DiAngelo is a white sociologist who has been co-teaching anti-racism workshops for two decades and brings the consistent patterns and experiences of that process to the book. This book walks us through the vocabulary we need to talk about race, racism and racially problematic behavior, and helps us understand the racial patterns white people perpetuate that, unchecked, support a culture of white supremacy. Dense read, excellent for settings the agenda of a workshop or discussion group.


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Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590300787
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Published: Shambhala - December 30th, 2003

This timeless book by American Buddhist Pema Chodron gently guides us through our anxieties about uncertainty by reminding us that nothing is actually certain and our attachment to it may be the real underlying problem to much of our modern anxiety.


Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375705854
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Published: Vintage - August 22nd, 2000

A Book-It Theatre play adaptation of this book introduced me to Kent Haruf. His novels are gorgeous; character-driven adventures walking through the many acts and faces of kindness when people are faced with life's heartbreaks.


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Embassytown: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345524508
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Published: Del Rey - January 31st, 2012

If you're a polyglot and in love with languages strange and new, this is your book. Any armchair linguist will feel like Mieville wrote this book just for us.


Uglies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442419810
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 3rd, 2011

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Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931917
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

This beautiful book is for any queer person who had to hide who they were in the past or who isn't very familiar with LGBTQ history. It is a celebration of how far we've come and how far we still have to go, and a memorial to the many who died during the 1980s HIV epidemic. It follows a group of boys coming of age, some falling in love for the first time - including a trans boy and a cis boy - and some denying who they are because of family pressure, and the heart of it all: ex-boyfriends trying to beat the Guiness Book of World Records for longest kiss.


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

It is rare and wonderful to find a book that takes me completely by surprise. This one did. Twice.


Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061142666
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 5th, 2006

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

Epic adventure.


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And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

A sweet true story of two male penguins in love and their adopted penguin baby, Tango, at the San Diego zoo.


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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel - October 28th, 2014

Outstanding graphic novels series about a Pakistani American Muslim teenager turned super heroine!


When the Chant Comes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627290159
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Published: Topside Heliotrope - August 1st, 2016

Thoughtful, challenging, uplifting, heartbreaking, revelation-inducing poetry by disabled non-binary poet Kay Ulanday Barrett.


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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

If you secretly suspect you or someone you know might be a science fiction fan, this is a great book to use for testing that hypothesis. Sci fi fans and non-fans alike will be hooked before the first chapter is done.


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Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316502917
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 7th, 2017

FANTASTIC book for getting context and perspective on commonly mentioned units of measure. How long is long, how fast is fast, and how do we, as humans, conceptualize these things relative to things we experience. And, author Megan Watzke lives in Seattle!