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Reading List 12 of 2017

November 5, 2017

Covers the period from 10.14.2017 through 11.4.17

I/we own 5 of these items. I saw 9 movies, videos in the cinema/on Netflix/Amazon/HBO/YouTube. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 10 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 8.



  1. The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag, translated from German by Katharina Rout
  2. The Nature of Home by Lisa Knopp {Goucher College}
  3. Writing the Sacred into the Real by Alison Hawthorne Deming
  4. [Graphic novel] Ghetto Klown by John Leguizamo, illustrated by Christa Cassano and Shamus Beyale


Visual Art:

  1. The 21st Century Art Book by Phaidon Press
  2. Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-popping Postal Art by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler
  3. Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson
  4. Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist


Visual Art {videos}:

  1. Painter Njideka Akinyili Crosby | 2017 MacArthur Fellow {Nigerian-American}
  2. Julie Mehretu | The In-Between Place {Ethiopian-American}
  3. Julie Mehretu: “Mural” | Art21 (2010)
  4. Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Artist
  5. In the Studio: “How to Paint like Willem de Koonig, Part 1”
  6. In the Studio: “How to Paint like Yayoi Kusama”
  7. In the Studio: “How to Paint like Agnes Martin”



  1. Beauty and the Beast, directed by Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
  2. Marshall, directed by Reginald Hudlin
  3. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, directed & written by Angela Robinson



  1. American Gods, 10th Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman
  2. Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, edited by Sheree R. Thomas
  3. The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
  4. Storyteller [apprentice bard, 6th century Wales] by G R Grove
  5. The Wonder Woman Chronicles by William Moulton Marston



  1. The Art of Flavor by Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel
  2. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  3. The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World, edited by Alison Hawthorne Deming
  4. Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan {FN–Chickasaw}
  5. [YA] I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
  6. Let’s Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War: New & Selected Poems, 1986–2009 by Edward Sanders
  7. Native American Sign Language by Madeline Olsen, illustrated by Ben Carter
  8. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary by Juan Williams
  9. The Work of Poetry by John Hollander


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