Miya U.W.

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"Repetition is holy." -Nikky Finney

What I do when I'm not at the library:I write, read, bike, dance, stretch, and sleep.

My Passion: Social justice (food justice, anti-racism, LGBTQ rights); history; memory; pleasure (good food, good people, good music).

Something unique about me: I have a phenomenal collection of earrings. Each pair is divine.

If I wrote an autobiography, its title would be: Sorry. I Had to Go Home to Water My Plants & Other Reasons Why I Am Late to the Party

The last thing that I read: The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

The best book of ALL Time: More like the book I revisit the most. (The books I love are just too precious to rank.) Beloved by Toni Morrison.

What I'm reading now: Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self Through the Wisdom of the Cards written by Michelle Tea and illustrated by Amanda Verwey

The worst book I've ever read: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Top 5 Favorite Books:
Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton
The Eye, the Ear, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Clay's Ark by Octavia Butler
Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson


Favorite Genres:
Adult Fiction - Graphic Novels: Fantasy, Horror, Erotica, Revenge Tales
Adult Fiction - Literary Fiction: The haunting, historical, and lyrical
Adult Fiction - Science Fiction: Afrofuturism, post-humanism, space operas, social science fiction, LGBTQ
Adult Nonfiction - History: Black history, Latin American history, life stories
Adult Nonfiction - Science Writing: Food writing, nature writing, environmentalism