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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

    Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

    Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry -- The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)

    We are thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon (Heavy, Long Division) back to The Stacks for our July book club discussion of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. This deeply personal and evocative book brings up many questions that we grapple with around Black identity and family. We also talk about the ways revision is a powerful tool in education and the tradition of the epistolary form.
    There are no spoilers on this episode.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/29/ep-122-breathe 
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.
    Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website
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    Ep. 121 Reading with Mr. & Mrs. Stacks

    Ep. 121 Reading with Mr. & Mrs. Stacks

    Our guest today is Traci Thomas. Thats right, Traci, the host of The Stacks, is finally spilling her answers to all The Stacks questions. She is talking about what she's reading, what books make her angry, and pretty much all things books. The best part is, her guest host is none other than her husband, Mr. Stacks. It’s an episode unlike any other, but still has all the book recommendations you could possibly need. 
    The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today’s show on The Stacks’ website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/22/ep-121-mr-stacks 
    Special Thanks to our sponsor! 
    The Gift of Forgiveness with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt- check out this new podcast on forgiveness and moving on wherever you get your podcasts. 
    SUPPORT THE STACKS 
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.  
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 120 Everyone Can Do Something with Meena Harris

    Ep. 120 Everyone Can Do Something with Meena Harris

    Our guest today is Meena Harris, founder and CEO of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of a new children's book, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. We talk about teaching young people to use their voice to make change, the need for diversity in children's books, and what it was like witnessing her aunt, Kamala Harris, run for President of the United States. 
    The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.  
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with Meena: Twitter | Instagram | Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

    Ep. 119 All About the Drive with James McBride

    The Stacks is honored to welcome James McBride, author of National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird, and his critically acclaimed memoir The Color of Water. His newest book, Deacon King Kong, is an Oprah's Book Club pick. We talk today about how James names his characters, they way he thinks about his success, and the role of art and history in American culture. 
    The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/08/ep-119-james-mcbride
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.  
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with James: Website | Instagram | Facebook 
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts |The Stacks on PodcastOne | Goodreads | Patreon

    • 50 min
    Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

    Ep. 118 Living the Revision with Kiese Laymon

    The Stacks is thrilled to welcome Kiese Laymon to the show. If you're a longtime fan of the podcast, you've heard Kiese mentioned countless times from authors and readers alike. Kiese is an author (Heavy, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America), essayist, and professor at The University of Mississippi. Today we discuss living revision, writing sentences, crafting nonfiction and the depths of fiction. Then we get into Kiese's favorite books, you'll want to get your TBR ready! 
    The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/07/01/ep-118-kiese-laymon
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box
    Libro.FM - get two audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.  
    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.
    Connect with Kiese: Twitter | Instagram | Website 
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Goodreads | Patreon
    Donate to The Conscious Kid 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

    Ep. 117 Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe -- The Stacks Book Club (Emma Copley Eisenberg)

    Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe with our guest Emma Copley Eisenberg (The Third Rainbow Girl). Our conversation dives into the three driving forces in the book; women, crime, and obsession. We also examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited.
    There are no spoilers on this episode.
    You can find links to everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/2020/06/24/ep-117-savage-appetites
    SUPPORT THE STACKS
    Page 1. - sign up for a personalized monthly book subscription box
    Libro.FM - get three audiobooks for the price of one when you use code THE STACKS at checkout.

    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small comission.
    Connect with Emma: Twitter | Instagram | Website
    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram |Twitter |The Stacks Website |Facebook |Goodreads
    Donate to The Conscious Kid 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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I love Traci! I’ve listened to her podcast from the beginning and it just gets better every time. All the stars!

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Thank you for expressing what a lot of us BIPOC people feel. Sometimes it feels like feelings overcome my ability to express myself clearly....but this made it very clear. This is what we needed. Thank you for using your voice to express what we feel. This episode makes me feel so comforted and not invisible. You do an amazing job laying it out and making us feel heard and supported. We needed your voice. Thank you for all your work🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Jstrache ,

Great interviewer!

Traci is an amazing and thoughtful interviewer! She also seems to choose guests that are very thoughtful and interesting, which makes for a great interview experience. Of course this show is book based, but in the end it’s so much more. Highly recommend!

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