Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairing


Nonfiction November Week 2: (Nov. 4 to 8) – Book Pairing (hosted by Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves): This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. 

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My book pairing for this week’s prompt is Friday Black, a collection of speculative fiction short stories by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with Citizen: An American Lyric, nonfiction essays, images, and poetry by Claudia Rankine. If you found one of these books powerful, I think you’ll find the other equally compelling. (If you haven’t read either, run to the bookstore.) They both creatively tackle the exhaustion that comes with dealing with microaggressions (and often, flat-out aggression) of being Black in an America that perpetuates institutional racism. Both will make you uncomfortable in all the ways strong social commentary should.

How about you? What nonfiction/fiction books would you pair together?