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American History Box

42 € (no subscription)

What’s inside the book box

→ A paperback edition in english of the novel Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. In Brooklyn, a family tells us about love, empathy, resentment and tragedy

→ The book (also in english) picked by the author. Nicely wrapped to surprise you

→ A piece of chocolate from the chocolate factory Raaka from Brooklyn

→ A bag of herbal tea from the French and organic brand Chic des plantes !

→ A stationery set designed by Wonder of today

→ A bookmark and a card that explains why the author picked this book

The American History Box in detail

Thanks to her simple and elegant writing, Jacqueline Woodson highlights the lies carried by the great American story, where “blacks” are mostly depicted as being poor and intellectually limited. She artistically navigates between brutal reality and hope, life and death, what makes us come together and what keeps us away.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Penguin, 2019)

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody’s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents’ Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody’s mother, for her own ceremony– a celebration that ultimately never took place. Iris was pregnant.

 

One of Jacqueline Woodson’s favorite novels (paperback)

Find your next great read. By having a published author pick it for you.

Jacqueline Woodson picked a book that “helped me grow as a writer.”

A piece of chocolate · Raaka

Let’s stay in Brooklyn to indulge in this delicious piece of chocolate created by the responsible brand Raaka based in Brooklyn. Committed and transparent, this chocolate factory carefully picks the chocolate makers they work with.

A bag of herbal tea · Chic des plantes !

What is a good novel without a good cup of tea ? As you might have understood by now, I aim at only picking the best. So I chose the French brand Chic des Plantes ! that produces high end and 100% organic herbal tea. You won’t see any dust of aromatics here. The bags are compostable and contains only real pieces of mixed herbs.

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