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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  • The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart

    By Gabrielle Calvocoressi

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780892553150
    • Publisher: Persea Books
    • Published: April 2005
    "Gabrielle Calvocoressi is a wonderfully talented poet."—Eavan Boland
  • The Poet X

    By Elizabeth Acevedo

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062662804
    • Publisher: HarperTeen
    • Published: March 2018
  • The Principles of Uncertainty

    By Maira Kalman

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143116462
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2009
    A narrative travelogue told in handwritten text and illustrations presents the creator's idiosyncratic worldview on a broad range of topics, from personal identity and happiness to the reasons for war and the delights of candy. 100,000 first printing.
  • 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.
  • The Year of No Mistakes

    By Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781938912344
    • Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
    • Published: October 2013
  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

    By Hanif Abdurraqib

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781937512651
    • Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
    • Published: November 2017
  • When My Brother Was an Aztec

    By Natalie Diaz

    Our Price: $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: $7.50 - $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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