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The Skylight Books Podcast Series features exciting author conversations about new fiction, poetry, essays, and more. Check out some of the titles featured in our recent episodes! You can listen and subscribe on Podbean, iTunes and Spotify.

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All Kinds of Other

By James Sie
Narrated by: James Sie, Shaan Dasani & Rain Valdez
Length: 11 hours 1 minutes

In this tender, nuanced coming-of-age love story, two boys—one who is cis, and one who is trans—have been guarding their hearts, until their feelings for each other give them a reason to stand up to their fears.

Two boys are starting over at a new high school.

Jules is still figuring out what it means to be gay…and just how out he wants to be.

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Forever Free

A True Story of Hope in the Fight for Child Literacy

By Tracy Swinton Bailey
Narrated by: Tracy Swinton Bailey
Length: 5 hours 35 minutes

A memoir and a call to action, this intimate look at America’s long-standing struggle to adequately educate vulnerable children offers valuable insights for effecting change in families, communities, and nationwide.

At the root of every important problem we face, from mass incarceration to income inequality, is an education system influenced by... Read more »

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Against White Feminism

Notes on Disruption

By Rafia Zakaria
Narrated by: Ulka Simone Mohanty
Length: 6 hours 24 minutes

A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.

Upper-middle-class white women have long been heralded as “experts” on feminism. They have presided over multinational feminist organizations and written much of what we consider the feminist canon, espousing sexual liberation and satisfaction,...

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Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium

By Lucy Jane Santos
Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes

Half Lives is an enjoyable journey into the odd areas where science and consumerism meet, telling the tale of the entrepreneurs and consumers in radium’s history who have until now been considered quacks, or fools, or both. The discovery of radium in the late 19th century prompted a flurry of experiments to scope the limits of its potential... Read more »

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The Last Nomad

Coming of Age in the Somali Desert

By Shugri Said Salh
Narrated by: Waceke Wambaa
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

The Last Nomad

“Shugri Said Salh delivers a poignant memoir about her life in Somalia, beginning with her life as a nomadic child with her grandmother in the desert. Shugri's struggles morph as she grows: hunger and thirst as a young nomadic child; an unstable home life back in the city; an escape from her home country when civil war breaks out; and so much more. Reader be warned, this is not an easy book to hear, dealing with topics as extreme as female genital mutilation and child abuse. But if you can handle it, it is a beautiful testament to a strong woman who is thriving despite a lifetime of trauma. Shugri weaves the nomad's thirst for survival into a story spanning her entire life and beyond.”

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Mountains and Desire

Climbing vs. The End of the World

By Margret Grebowicz
Narrated by: Margret Grebowicz
Length: 2 hours 48 minutes

On the 100th anniversary of the first attempt to climb Mt Everest, Margret Grebowicz shows how and why climbing and mountaineering are still important today.

In 1923, a reporter asked George Mallory why he wanted to summit Mount Everest. “Because it’s there”. 

Today the question "why do this?" is included in nearly every mountaineering story or... Read more »

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