The Author’s Bookshelf: Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a writer, performer, and educator from New York City. She is best known for her talk at the 2011 TED conference, which garnered two standing ovations and has been seen over ten million times online. She has also been a featured performer at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Royal Danish Theater, and hundreds of other venues around the world. She is the author of four books of poetry including B, The Type, No Matter the Wreckage, and All Our Wild Wonder. A passionate educator, Sarah is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire students and teachers worldwide. Through Project VOICE, Sarah works to promote empowerment through self-expression, challenge traditional notions of literacy, and expand access to arts education. You can find out more about Sarah Kay at www.kaysarahsera.com or find her on twitter or facebook.

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All Our Wild Wonder

$6.00 - $12.00

The Type

$10.80

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B

$10.80

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No Matter the Wreckage

$13.50

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Sarah Kay’s Bookshelf:

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  • 1Q84

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307476463
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2013
    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. 1184p.
  • A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears

    By Jules Feiffer

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062059260
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: April 1998
  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

    By Ross Gay

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822963318
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: January 2015
    Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.
  • City of Glass

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423605
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2004
    First published in 1985, 'City of Glass' stands as the first installment of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Here, it has been brilliantly transformed into a graphic novel that loses none of the nuance of the original. It even gains in effect, due to the collaborative imaginative effort that brings it successfully to this format: 'Machine-like, fitful, alternating between slow and rapid gestures, rigid and yet expressive, as if the operation were out of control, strict, not quite corresponding to the will that lay behind it.' Black-and-white illustration throughout. 144p.
  • Counting Descent

    By Clint Smith

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781938912658
    • Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
    • Published: September 2016
  • Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book

    By Jomny Sun

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062569028
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: June 2017
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618871711
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: June 2007
    A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
  • Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence

    By Nick Bantock

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780877017882
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: September 1991
    A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London
  • Holes

    By Louis Sachar

    Our Price: $4.00 - $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780440414803
    • Publisher: Yearling
    • Published: May 2000
    As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
  • I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir

    By Nadja Spiegelman

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594631924
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: August 2016
    "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Franðcoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was both dazzling and daunting. As Nadja's body changed and "began to whisper to the adults around me in a language I did not understand," their relationship grew tense. Unwittingly, they were replaying a drama from her mother's past, a drama Nadja sensed but had never been told. Then, after college, her mother suddenly opened up to her. Franðcoise recounted her turbulent adolescence caught between a volatile mother and a playboy father, one of the first plastic surgeons in France. The weight of the difficult stories she told her daughter shifted the balance between them. It had taken an ocean to allow Franðcoise the distance to become her own person. At about the same age, Nadja made the journey in reverse, moving to Paris determined to get to know the woman her mother had fled. Her grandmother's memories contradicted her mother's at nearly every turn, but beneath them lay a difficult history of her own. Nadja emerged with a deeper understanding of how each generation reshapes the past in order to forge ahead, their narratives both weapon and defense, eternally in conflict. Every reader will recognize herself and her family in this gorgeous and heartbreaking memoir, which helps us to see why sometimes those who love us best hurt us most"--
  • Kindred

    By Octavia E. Butler

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807083697
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: February 2004
    25th Anniversary Edition. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white sonof a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
  • Life of Pi

    By Yann Martel

    Our Price: $7.50 - $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547848419
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2012
    A movie tie-in edition of the classic novel about a boy and a tiger adrift on the ocean in a lifeboat, now includes cover art from the December 2012 film. Reissue. 150,000 first printing.
  • Macbeth

    By William Shakespeare

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501015236
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060883287
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: February 2006
    An Oprah's Book Club selection. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). The brilliant, surreal story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family...and, the invention of ice. One of the most influential novels written in the past half-century. From the Nobel Prize winner. 417p.
  • Out of the Dust

    By Karen Hesse

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780590360807
    • Publisher: Scholastic Press
    • Published: October 1997
    In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. A Newbery Medal Winner.

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