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

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The Type

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B

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No Matter the Wreckage

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Sarah Kay’s Bookshelf:

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  • A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears

    By Jules Feiffer

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062059260
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: April 1998
  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

    By Ross Gay

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.30
    • 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: $7.00 - $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.
  • Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book

    By Jomny Sun

    Our Price: $9.00 - $15.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062569028
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: June 2017
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.99
    • 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.
  • Holes

    By Louis Sachar

    Our Price: $4.50 - $8.99
    • 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
  • Life of Pi

    By Yann Martel

    Our Price: $7.50
    • 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.
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

    By Erik Larson

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725609
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2004
    Chicago circa 1893 surges to vivid life in this spellbinding bestseller of the intertwining tale of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. 9 B&W illus. Index. 447p.
  • The Sense of an Ending

    By Julian Barnes

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307947727
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: May 2012
    This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. 163p.
  • When My Brother Was an Aztec

    By Natalie Diaz

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556593833
    • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    • Published: May 2012
    "I write hungry sentences," Natalie Diaz once explained in an interview, "because they want more and more lyricism and imagery to satisfy them." This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of Mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or against a brother on meth, and everyone from Antigone, Houdini, Huitzilopochtli, and Jesus is invoked and invited to hash it out. These darkly humorous poems illuminate far corners of the heart, revealing teeth, tails, and more than a few dreams.I watched a lion eat a man like a piece of fruit, peel tendons from fascialike pith from rind, then lick the sweet meat from its hard core of bones.The man had earned this feast and his own deliciousness by ringing a stickagainst the lion's cage, calling out Here, Kitty Kitty, Meow!With one swipe of a paw much like a catcher's mitt with fangs, the lionpulled the man into the cage, rattling his skeleton against the metal bars.The lion didn't want to do it?He didn't want to eat the man like a piece of fruit and he told the crowdthis: I only wanted some goddamn sleep . . . Natalie Diaz was born and raised on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Needles, California. After playing professional basketball for four years in Europe and Asia, Diaz returned to the states to complete her MFA at Old Dominion University. She lives in Surprise, Arizona, and is working to preserve the Mojave language.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    By A.A. Milne

    Our Price: $5.95 - $14.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525444435
    • Publisher: Dutton
    • Published: 1988
    Edward Bear acquires a new name and with it a new life of many good times and adventures

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