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I'm making a new pinned spout now that we can 🧵 so I can add to my introduction. Using hashtags in my intro makes it easier to search topics.

If anyone needs them, I have the same handle on Mastodon.Social and Post.News if you want to find me there.

#Nashville
#Tennessee
#Michigan
#PamMcStPhotos
Pam McSt @pammcst
#introduction continued
Gen-X, wife, mom of Gen-Z kid, progressive

A few of my favorite #authors : #DianaGabaldon #SusannaKearsley #NeilGaiman #RysaWalker #MarcusAurelius #ThichNhatHanh .

I've loved the #Outlander #books for many years. I also love #doctorwho and #timetravel stories in general.
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Heartbreakingly relevant. Devastatingly relevant. It's awash with highlights that could have been written this week.

And perhaps the most soul-rending: When he quoted W.E.B. Du Bois, 60 years on. 120 years on, STILL RELEVANT.

Had we grown, this would feel like a relic. #FireNextTime⬇️ #SBBC
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #FireTalkingPoint

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

#SBBC #FireNextTime
10:08 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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Isa-Lee Wolf
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Thank you so much, @RetiredLibrarian for the introduction to this incredible book and for hosting a fantastic, thought-provoking discussion!!
#FireNextTime #SBBC
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#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
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#SBBC #FireNextTime

Mr. Baldwin makes a most excellent point. Our society is woefully comfortable with telling Black folks and members of other marginalized communities to “wait”. Wait for the laws to change. Wait for viewpoints to change.
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#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
02:22 PM - Feb 17, 2024
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Pam McSt
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I highlighted several quotes, but this is one that I liked that seemed to be about facing reality, learning, transformation, and growth.

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
#SBBC #FireNextTime
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#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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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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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
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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thread 22 Threaded Spouts
#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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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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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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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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Today, January 21, 2024, is the last day to help choose the March & April 2024 #SpoutibleBannedBookClub books.

The February 2024 book is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, discussion begins February 17th.
#SBBC #FireNextTime
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
It's time for the poll to choose the March & April 2024 #SpoutibleBannedBookClub books. Full titles and authors on 2nd spout. (1st place: March; 2nd: April)

I will leave the poll up but results determined on Sunday, January 21, 11:59pm EST.

Please echo/quote spout for more participation. #SBBC

Henrietta Lacks

Caged Bird Sings

Eyes Were Watching God

Monday\'s Not Coming

09:56 AM - Dec 20, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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I really related to the search for home. In my 30s I was bound and determined to buy a house and forced the issue with the boyfriend. It was a wise purchase.
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I think I already knew this, but there are many universals about being young & female in America, regardless of demographics. Growing up in East TN Appalachia, I never felt like I belonged there & escaped ASAP. Now my love & nostalgia for it is strong. #SBBC #MangoStreet #SpoutibleBannedBookClub
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #MangoStreetTalkingPoint

What did you learn from reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros that you didn’t know before?

#SBBC #MangoStreet
10:15 AM - Jan 20, 2024
12:48 PM - Jan 20, 2024
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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thread 20 Threaded Spouts
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub Discussion Guidelines
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
#MangoStreet discussion begins Saturday 1/20/23 (12:01 AM US EST)

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

Echoes pls! #SBBC
08:51 PM - Jan 16, 2024
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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The #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion of The House on #MangoStreet by Sandra Cisneros starts now. See the pinned spout on @BannedBookClub for guidelines.
#MangoStreetTalkingPoint

Did you see anything in the book to justify the challenges/bans of The House on Mango Street? Explain.
#SBBC
12:00 AM - Jan 20, 2024
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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ATTN: #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion (begin) dates

January 20, 2024: The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros #MangoStreet

February 17, 2024: The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin #FireNextTime

Follow @BannedBookClub to join #SBBC

Echo/quote spout to get the word out please 🙂
06:00 PM - Dec 20, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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It's time for the poll to choose the March & April 2024 #SpoutibleBannedBookClub books. Full titles and authors on 2nd spout. (1st place: March; 2nd: April)

I will leave the poll up but results determined on Sunday, January 21, 11:59pm EST.

Please echo/quote spout for more participation. #SBBC

Henrietta Lacks

Caged Bird Sings

Eyes Were Watching God

Monday\'s Not Coming

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with it’s yearning.” My favorite lines from the book and why we need forgiveness.
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #PaintedDrumTalkingPoint

Talk about the book The Painted Drum based on any or all of these words: redemption, revenge, acceptance, sacrifice, abandonment, belonging, forgiveness.

#SBBC #PaintedDrum
09:39 AM - Dec 16, 2023
10:13 AM - Dec 16, 2023
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Deborah Conway
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Not “dealing” with issues around grief, other major issues tend to come up when one least expects it. When the trauma of the past whether is from a different generation that it comes forth in the present.That’s deep historical trauma and think it’s still about grief.(Not sure if this makes sense)
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #PaintedDrumTalkingPoint

Talk about generational trauma as related to The Painted Drum.

#SBBC #PaintedDrum
10:23 AM - Dec 16, 2023
10:44 AM - Dec 16, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #PaintedDrumTalkingPoint

Let’s talk about chapter one. What did you think? Did it make you want to read more or did it make you want to stop?
#SBBC #PaintedDrum
12:05 AM - Dec 16, 2023
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Pam McSt
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I'm somewhat limited on time today. Hopefully I'll be able to check back in later. I'll use this question to share one of my favorite quotes in The Painted Drum. It made me think of one of my favorite Zen Buddhist stories when I read it.
#SBBC #PaintedDrum
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #PaintedDrumTalkingPoint

Talk about the book The Painted Drum based on any or all of these words: redemption, revenge, acceptance, sacrifice, abandonment, belonging, forgiveness.

#SBBC #PaintedDrum
09:39 AM - Dec 16, 2023
11:43 AM - Dec 16, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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ATTN: #SpoutibleBannedBookClub discussion (begin) dates

December 16, 2023: The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich #PaintedDrum

January 20, 2024: The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros #MangoStreet

February 17: The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin #FireNextTime

Follow @BannedBookClub to join #SBBC
08:15 PM - Nov 17, 2023
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I sincerely believe that reading can improve people, how they think, how they interact with marginalized groups. This includes improving myself.

I'm not promoting the @BannedBookClub to be popular. Librarians are educators. You can't just turn it off when you retire.
01:17 PM - Nov 16, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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Hello #SpoutibleBannedBookClub

Help me get the word out and echo or quote spout the spout below that gives the next 3 books for 12/23, 1/24, and 2/24

Next discussion is 12/16/23 #PaintedDrum by Erdrich #SBBC Thank you!
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
Based on the poll the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub book for January 2024 is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros discussion begins 1/20.

February's is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin discussion begins 2/17.

Dec 2023: #PaintedDrum by Erdrich, 12/16
#SBBC #MangoStreet #FireNextTime Echo pls
05:21 PM - Nov 15, 2023
06:35 PM - Nov 15, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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Based on the poll the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub book for January 2024 is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros discussion begins 1/20.

February's is The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin discussion begins 2/17.

Dec 2023: #PaintedDrum by Erdrich, 12/16
#SBBC #MangoStreet #FireNextTime Echo pls
05:21 PM - Nov 15, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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Two days until poll closes! #SBBC #SpoutibleBannedBookClub
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
It's time to choose the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub books for January and February 2024

1st place will be January's book. 2nd place will be February's

Poll closes 11/14/23 11:59pm EST but I'll leave it up. Results are determined by that day/time

Echo for more participation, thank you! #SBBC #books

Banned Book Club

House on Mango Street

Fire Next Time

Oryx and Crake

11:04 AM - Oct 24, 2023
05:14 PM - Nov 12, 2023
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December's book is The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. Discussion begins Dec 16, 2023. Please join us! #SBBC #PaintedDrum #SpoutibleBannedBookClub #books
Read aBannedBook @RetiredLibrarian
If you're looking to engage more on Spoutible, consider joining the #SpoutibleBannedBookClub by following @BannedBookClub

December's book is The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich, discussion begins Dec 16, 2023.

I started and run the club, so follow me too if you'd like. I can be fun but also scold.
04:53 PM - Nov 12, 2023
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I've long felt that Anthropology should be a required HS course alongside biology and social studies. It completes the connection between human biology & historic human behavior.
Pam McSt @pammcst
Genetically, humans are 99.9% the same, and there is more diversity within ethnic groups than between them. I remember learning about this many years ago while studying physical anthropology and osteology.
11:15 AM - Nov 12, 2023
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I was glad to see Kendi took some time to talk about how 'Race is a genetic mirage' while still emphasizing that it's real and it's important to address it.
#SBBC #Antiracist
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #AntiracistTalkingPoint

Did any particular parts of How to Be an Antiracist really make you think? Not necessarily epiphanies but concepts that hit home? Explain.

#SBBC #Antiracist
05:35 PM - Nov 11, 2023
11:15 AM - Nov 12, 2023
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Spoutible Banned Book Club
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In response to Pam McSt.
Were you surprised by how much introspection Kendi included? I was expecting mostly academic speak.
09:09 PM - Nov 11, 2023
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #AntiracistTalkingPoint

Based on the book How to Be an Antiracist, talk about policy versus racist ideas. Do you agree that we should focus on “policy change over mental change”?

#SBBC #Antiracist
12:35 PM - Nov 11, 2023
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#SpoutibleBannedBookClub #AntiracistTalkingPoint

Did reading How to Be an Antiracist destroy any myths you may have carried with you about race and racism?

#SBBC #Antiracist
04:11 PM - Nov 11, 2023
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Pam McSt
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thread 5 Threaded Spouts
It may be easier for me to share my general thoughts and impressions here.
#SBBC #Antiracist
Spoutible Banned Book Club @BannedBookClub
#SpoutibleBannedBookClub Discussion Guidelines Thread:
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

#Antiracist discussion begins Saturday 11/11/23 (12:01 AM US EST)

#SBBC #AntiracistTalkingPoint
06:22 PM - Nov 09, 2023
08:10 PM - Nov 11, 2023
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