Alicia Keys's favorite books

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson
    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
    Biography & Autobiography
    Social Science

    Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.

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    All of these [books] are powerful and magnificent reads.

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  • A Fine Balance

    A Fine Balance

    Rohinton Mistry
    Fiction

    A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry’s stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a “State of Internal Emergency.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances – and their fates – become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry’s prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

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    reading an INCREDIBLE book \"A Fine Balance\"

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  • The Voice of Knowledge

    this book right here is giving me life!!!

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  • Purple Hibiscus

    Purple Hibiscus

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    All of these [books] are powerful and magnificent reads.

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  • Good Talk

    Good Talk

    Mira Jacob
    A Memoir in Conversations
    Asian American authors

    "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love."--Amazon.com.

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    All of these [books] are powerful and magnificent reads.

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