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VAHA Book Discussion: Discussion Readings

About "Monday's Not Coming"

Tiffany D. Jackson [writes] “a gripping novel about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth. Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried.” Learn more.

In her interview with Bustle writer Cristina Arreola, Jackson shares that “Monday’s Not Coming” was inspired by real missing girl cases in Detroit, Michigan, and Washington, D.C.

Related News Stories & Podcast (Episode 67) from Sword and Scale

The podcasts contain graphic subject matter and objectionable language. 

About "You Are Your Best Thing"

Burke, founder of the "me too." Movement, and Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Learn more.

Selected Readings from "You Are Your Best Thing"

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