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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the March 2024 #SpoutibleBannedBookClub book. Discussion begins March 23, 2024

April: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, discussion begins April 20, 2024

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11:34 AM - Feb 19, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

The last talking point is a catchall: share anything you want about The Fire Next Time. For example, your overall impression, would you read again, etc. So, anything that comes to mind.

#SBBC #FireNextTime
06:45 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Do you have a quote from the book The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin that really spoke to you and that you’d like to share? Explain why.

#SBBC #FireNextTime
06:36 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

“In the United States, violence and heroism have been made synonymous except when it comes to blacks …” (p. 58)

Is this still true? Explain

#SBBC #FireNextTime
05:58 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

“Whoever debases others is debasing himself.” (p. 83)

Do you agree? Explain.

#SBBC #FireNextTime
05:46 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

“White Americans have contented themselves with gestures that are now described as ‘tokenism.’” (p. 86)

Does this still hold true 60+ years later? Why or why not?

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03:04 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.” (p. 47)

What do you think?

#SBBC #FireNextTime
02:16 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Was this a difficult read/listen for you? Why or why not?

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02:07 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

“... the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.” (p. 55)

Thoughts?
#SBBC #FireNextTime
12:59 PM - Feb 17, 2024 (Edited)
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

“I would love to believe that the principles were Faith, Hope, and Charity, but this is clearly not so for most Christians, or for what we call the Christian world." (p. 31)

Thoughts?

#SBBC #FireNextTime
11:52 AM - Feb 17, 2024 (Edited)
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Have you read other works by James Baldwin? Will you be reading more?

#SBBC #FireNextTime
11:07 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

More than 60 years since it was first published, how relevant is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin to today?

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10:08 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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How does this apply today?

“The brutality with which Negroes are treated in this country simply cannot be overstated, however unwilling white men may be to hear it.” (p. 68)

#SBBC #FireNextTime
09:52 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Talk about the myth of American exceptionalism.

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11:45 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

What did you learn about James Baldwin that you did not know before?

#SBBC #FireNextTime
11:41 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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Does this still apply today? How?

“It was another fear, a fear that the child, in challenging the white world’s assumptions, was putting himself in the path of destruction.” (p. 27)

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11:36 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Explain what you think Baldwin means:

“[White people] are, in effect, still trapped in a history which they do not understand; and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.” (p. 8)

#SBBC #FireNextTime
11:34 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

Comment based on this quote:

“You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason.” (p. 7)
#SBBC #FireNextTime
11:31 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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The #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion of The #FireNextTime by James Baldwin starts now. See the pinned spout on @BannedBookClub for guidelines.

First #FireTalkingPoint

Did you see anything in the book to justify the challenges/bans of The Fire Next Time? Explain.
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11:30 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub Discussion Guidelines
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

#FireNextTime discussion begins Saturday 2/17/24 (12:01 AM US EST)

I will spout at least 10 optional talking points Saturday with hashtag #FireTalkingPoint

Echoes pls! #SBBC
08:54 PM - Feb 14, 2024 (Edited)
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The #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion of The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin begins Saturday, Feb 17, 2024.

I'll also be hosting an informal Pod later this month to talk about all things @BannedBookClub as we begin our 2nd year.

Stay tuned.
#SBBC #FireNextTime

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10:41 PM - Feb 06, 2024
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Just 2 weeks until the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion of The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin beginning February 17, 2024.

Follow @BannedBookClub to join. Both readers and supporters welcome. #FireNextTime #SBBC

Check the pinned spout on profile page for current schedule.
01:16 PM - Feb 03, 2024 (Edited)
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A reminder that the next #SpoutibleBannedBookClub book is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, discussion begins February 17, 2024.

Follow @BannedBookClub to join. Both readers and supporters welcome. #FireNextTime #SBBC

Check the pinned spout on profile page for current schedule.
05:40 PM - Jan 28, 2024
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Based on the poll the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub book for March 2024 is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, discussion begins 3/23.

April: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou discussion begins 4/20.

Feb 17: #FireNextTime by James Baldwin
#SBBC #FireNextTime #ImmortalLife #CagedBird
06:10 PM - Jan 22, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

The last talking point is a catchall: share anything you want about The House on Mango Street. For example, your overall impression, would you read again, etc. So, anything that comes to mind.

#SBBC #MangoStreet
07:22 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

Do you have a favorite chapter in the book The House on Mango Street? Why?

#SBBC #MangoStreet
06:17 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

What are some of the key takeaways you got from reading The House on Mango Street?

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05:21 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

Do you have a favorite quote from the book The House on Mango Street that you can share? Why do you like it?

#SBBC #MangoStreet
04:53 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

Was there a character in The House on Mango Street that you could relate to? Why or why not?

#SBBC #MangoStreet
02:56 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

How do you think poetry influenced Sandra Cisneros’s writing in The House on Mango Street?

#SBBC #MangoStreet
01:27 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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