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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

May 18, 2022

Books That Make You Understand Your Own Mindless Actions & Attitudes

We’re all subject to unconscious, mindless behaviors that prevent us from moving forward both personally and professionally. Why do we get stuck? Why can’t we move forward? We put up disguises, and operate on advice and “wisdom” we learned back...

May 11, 2022

Books That Make You Fall in Love with Colorful Art as well as the Colorful Story

Steven Joseph’s first children’s book, The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, proved the award-winning start of his crankiness journey. His second book, for adults, The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to...

May 4, 2022

Books That Make You Discover Your Daily Path, Whether a Lady, Mother or Witch

How do you get back up after falling down, hard, over and over? Suzie Newell is more than someone with a doctorate in coping mechanisms for women. In a series of personal tragedies, she fell down hard – collapsed, almost – but got back up...

Apr 13, 2022

Books That Make You Experience a Dangerous Journey from Slave to Leader

Paulino Mamiir Chol was abducted as a child, separated from family and taken forcibly -- by gunpoint -- to Northern Sudan.

In time, however, he rose up, and came to lead the terrified, starving group of boys the international community would come...

Apr 12, 2022

Books That Make You Understand Healing Racism, Within & Without

Our age appears increasingly polarized, leaving many to ask what might be done to further heal relations between black, white and brown people? Can we open our hearts, minds and souls, and ask ourselves just what exactly are we racing for?

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