Chapter 14 - Onikah Asamoa-Caesar, Fulton Street Books and Coffee
Welcome to Chapter 14 of the Okie Bookcast!
April Read Oklahoma Challenge category - Read a Sequoyah Award winner from any year
My guest is Onikah Asamoa-Ceasar, book lover and founder of Fulton Street Books and Coffee in Tulsa, OK. Fulton Street is a bookshop on a mission to increase intergenerational literacy and build better community by focusing on conversations and keeping people at the center of everything they do. The store carries a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction and they also offer a drink menu that has something for everyone. Fulton Street is a passion project for Onikah who describes herself as “Mom to Hadassah, enneagram 8, lover of history, daughter of the middle passage”. In our conversation we talk about the store and books, but we also talk about literacy, community, representation, book deserts, and all of the many ways Fulton Street is living out its mission in Tulsa.
You can connect with Fulton Street at their website - fultonstreet918.com or on social media @fultonstreet918.
Our review is by Tulsa emerging author Jace Hyman. Jace says She knows far too many things about video games, movies, and anime and wants desperately to tell stories like the ones that inspire her. Her favorite genres are sci-fi, cyberpunk, and horror, with an emphasis on stories that include trans representation. In fact those are the types of characters she wants to bring to the fore with her own writing. When not writing, she can be found over-analyzing her favorite (or least favorite) stories and petting her cat Eliza. Jace is reviewing Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landry.
Mentioned on the show:
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Black History Collection - Tyler Lockett
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story - Nikole Hannah-Jones
How the Word Is Passed - Clint Smith
Cooking with Chef Tiff - Tiffany Tisdale-Braxton
The Victory of Greenwood - Carlos Moreno
A Kids Book about the Tulsa Race Massacre - Carlos Moreno
Little Man - Brian A. Smallwood
Diamonds from the Tisdale - Steph Simon
Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson
Skullduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy
Music by JuliusH