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Virtual Bookshelf: Reid Writers of Color

Virtual Bookshelf: Reid Writers of Color

This is the second of three blog posts that feature virtual book displays created by library student workers. The blog editors would like to thank all of the students who participated for the planning, research, and creativity that went into these projects!


Reid Writers of Color

By Najelly Almonte, Mina Marciano, & Kiara Marques

The Reid Writers of Color series was established by Frances K. Reid in 2008 and is hosted by the Fordham University English department. The series is open to the entire University community as well as high school students. This virtual display highlights some of the books and material previous Reid writers have published or contributed to, including poetry, memoirs, novels, and a film. These literary writers touch upon specific topics such as race, gender, and class. They write from their personal experience of dealing with these circumstances to fully address the issues that so many people deal with today. Frances K. Reid established this reading series to expose students to writers that they may not have known otherwise. It shows that students with different backgrounds can also have the same opportunity to come to college when they see voices represented from their communities within these great literary works.

Explore the virtual book display below to find e-books and streaming films in our collection (note: display works best in Chrome). To interact with the display, start by clicking the “Enter” button in the bottom right corner, then navigate by author. Click on a book cover to learn more. When you find an item that you want to check out, click on “Read Now” to be directed to the library catalog. A list of all titles featured, with links to the e-books and streaming films, is also included below.

Featured Resources By Author

Note: To access e-resources, you may be prompted to login with your Fordham AccessIT ID.

Junot Diaz
Vievee Francis
Rigoberto González
Terrance Hayes
Tyehimba Jess
Kiese Laymon
Robin Coste Lewis
Ayana Mathis
James McBride
Lynn Nottage
Tommy Orange
Claudia Rankine
Patrick Rosal
Tracy K. Smith
Patricia Smith

Thank you to our student workers Najelly Almonte, Mina Marciano, and Kiara Marques for creating this display!

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