Last summer the rapper Noname created a book club with the tagline "reading material for the homies." The book club was formed as "an online/irl community dedicated to uplifting POC voices" by monthly choosing two books by authors of color. Noname is a big fan of public libraries and local bookstores, and recently declared January 11 to be "Library Card Registration Day," as reported on NPR:
When she's not recording in the studio, she's often at the library.
"Just going to the library and talking to a librarian and their wealth of knowledge on books and material is so amazing to me," she says.
Noname wants to encourage people to get their own library cards, not just for the free books, but also for the people who can guide you to them.
"I've been put onto some crazy books I'd never would have ordered online just because I was in person talking to another human being," she says.