Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 13
Each month, JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them. In our thirteenth episode, we discuss Jesmyn Ward’s National Book Award-winning novel Sing, Unburied, Sing and recommend what to read next.
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time by Adrian Miller
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
- Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- The film Slavery by Another Name, available on hoopladigital.com.
- Pair Sing, Unburied, Sing with homemade biscuits and blackberry jam, evoking the buttery biscuits Pop makes for JoJo and Kayla and Leonie’s failed attempts at mothering with the blackberry tonic she makes for Kayla.
- Johnetta’s Mixed Greens from Soul Food by Adrian Miller brings Jacqueline Woodson’s childhood in Greenville, South Carolina, to your home.
- Tom Bullock’s famous Mint Julep can be found in America I AM: Pass it Down Cookbook or in The Ideal Bartender, originally published in 1917 and available now on Project Gutenberg.
If you’ve read Sing, Unburied, Sing, please join the JCPL book club for our discussion on Monday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Sing, Unburied, Sing was the inaugural pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. For interviews with Jesmyn Ward, information about Parchman prison, and more, visit the PBS NewsHour website.