Makenzie

Bookseller Makenzie

Makenzie grew up an avid reader and has recently had time to delve back into the joy of reading since graduating from college. When she’s not reading the newest Angela Davis book, she can be found doing crossword puzzles, petting her cats Mortimer and Sugar, listening to funk/R&B/jazz, or burying herself under an electric blanket. 

Favorite Genres: 
Sociology
True Crime
Fantasy
Fiction
Book Recommendations: 
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The Poppy War: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

Brutal and consuming. R.F. Kuang weaves history from the Second Sino-Japanese War with unapologetically raw characters to create an immaculate and gut wrenching fantasy story. This book will grab you and not let you go. ~Makenzie


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Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) By Dean Spade Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839762123
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Verso - October 27th, 2020

This is a necessary read for everyone living under the oppressive systems of capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, etc (aka all of us!). Spade teaches us about mutual aid, or the survival work we as communities do to keep each other safe and sustained while working to dismantle large systems of oppression. Within the first five pages of this book I knew it was going to impact the way I interact with the world, and I was right! ~Makenzie


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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780063021433
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Harper Voyager - August 29th, 2023

A beautiful and heartbreaking story that explores colonialism, white supremacy, resistance, and what it takes to enact revolutionary change. - Makenzie


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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by) Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

Angela Davis describes the interconnectedness of all struggles for liberation, from Ferguson to Palestine to Congo. She emphasizes that it is the collective resistance of everyday people, rather than well-known leaders, that enacts powerful and lasting change.. -Makenzie


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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593549223
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Berkley - March 14th, 2023

A funny, lighthearted mystery with a sassy protagonist and the chosen family she finds via her tiny San Francisco tea shop. Vera is everything I hope to be in my 70’s. - Makenzie

 


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

In his childhood memoir, Trevor Noah details growing up at the intersection of a white Swiss father and a Black Xhosa mother in apartheid South Africa. His phenomenal storytelling describes the humor, danger, and everyday reality of being biracial at a time when such an existence was punishable by five years in prison. - Makenzie


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The Devil You Know (Felix Castor #1) By Mike Carey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316511766
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Orbit - March 27th, 2018

A fast-paced, hilarious urban fantasy story that follows a freelance exorcist and all of the shenanigans that come with his line of work. Felix Castor is an addictingly chaotic character! -Makenzie


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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

In this collection of essays and speeches, Lorde explores Black feminism, liberatory politics, and the role of the erotic in resistance. ~Makenzie