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Jamala Rogers, author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion

A Room of One's Own welcomes author and activist Jamala Rogers for a reading and book signing of her book Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion.

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ISBN: 9781631101618
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Published: Jamala Rogers - August 13th, 2015

Joel Christian Gill, author of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History (Graphic Novel)

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome Joel Christian Gill to read at our store!
Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall "Major" Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.
Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stock holder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent, and janitor of Strange Fruit Comics. In his spare time he is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and member of The Boston Comics Roundtable. He received his MFA from Boston University and a BA from Roanoke College. He also believes that #28daysarenotenough when it come to black history.
His secret lair is behind a secret panel in the kitchen of his house (sold separately) in New Boston, New Hampshire where he lives with his wife, four children, talking dog, and two psychic cats.

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ISBN: 9781938486296
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Published: Fulcrum Publishing - May 1st, 2014

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Sister Spit Spoken Word Performance!

Hitting the road for another cross-country adventure in queer literary performance, it’s SISTER SPIT! The 2013 tour continues the tradition of bringing your new favorite irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative writers and artists to town featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.

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By Michelle Tea (Editor)
ISBN: 9780872865662
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Published: City Lights Books - September 18th, 2012

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By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781938073366
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780872865709
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2nd, 2013

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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

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ISBN: 9781933149738
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Published: Manic D Press - April 9th, 2013

Wisconsin Book Festival

Every year, A Room of One's Own proudly partners with the Wisconsin Book Festival to host readings in our store and provide books for events all around the city. To find a full schedule of events, locations, and times, please check the WI Book Festival website!

Ethan Casey, author of Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti

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ISBN: 9780984406326
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Published: Blue Ear Books - March 1st, 2012

Edith Adekunle-Wilson, author of Celebrating Good Black Men

In her book Celebrating Good Black Men, E. Adekunlewilson encourages one to feel the joy of RE-THINKING the
promoted negative and narrow images of American Black Men. Providing a
“Top 20 Hall of Fame” and a “Challenge 20 Hall of Fame”, she shows quite
clearly the strong Black men are doing positive things. Ms. Adekunle-Wilson is the founder and chief executive officer for Life

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

This set of three interwoven stories explores so much about the American Born Chinese experience, the stereotypes kids encounter from their friends and the media, the internalized racism they struggle with. It deals with heavy stuff but the panels and text are full of lush humor and wry insight, never giving in to either nihilism or naive optimism.

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312384487
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Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

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Maxwell Street Days Annual Used Book Sale!

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days is July 15, 16, & 17, and A Room of One's Own will once again be selling awesome used books at incredibly low prices! We are asking for your donation of used books to help us through the summer!

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