Monday, July 29, 2019

Piper Kerman's six book recommendations

Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison from Spiegel & Grau.

The book has been adapted by Jenji Kohan into an Emmy Award-winning original series for Netflix.

Kerman is a graduate of Smith College. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family and teaches writing in two state prisons as an Affiliate Instructor with Otterbein University.

At The Week magazine, she recommended six books, including:
Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered (2019).

For the U.S. to end our failed policy of mass incarceration, we must reconsider our response to violence in communities. Sered leads a pioneering restorative justice program called Common Justice. Here she shows clearly and thoughtfully how our criminal legal system fails survivors of violence, and how accountability that does not rely on banishment helps break cycles that harm us all.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue