Titles featured on Stacks 92.1

DeDe in the Morning Radio Show Team

Stacks 92.1 LogoWe’re excited to partner with nationally syndicated radio show, DeDe in the Morning and the Lansing area’s newest radio station—Stacks 92.1 (WQTX-FM). The station's name refers to the smokestacks that tower over the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Plant. Their playlist has a fun, upbeat vibe with R&B/Classic Hip-Hop and pop crossovers from the 70s through 2000s.

Listeners can tune in throughout the day for great music and to hear “DeDe’s Weekly Download”—a recommended book, movie or album from their morning personality. The complete list of titles appears below, all available for download or streaming from CADL's digital collection.

Click on any cover to borrow it. If you do not have a CADL card, you can sign up online.

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (Novella)

It’s a timely and ultimately hopeful take on Black lives, pain, and relationships with the police—all packaged from Compton to Harlem in a very familiar dystopia.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (Romance)

It starts with the ultimate date fail (complete with viral video), but it brings together three young professionals each looking for friendship and love.

Tiffany Haddish: She Ready - From the Hood to Hollywood (TV special)

The Last Black Unicorn’s “hood adjacent” stand up special about her rise to stardom.

Exodus by Brian McKnight (Album)

The collection includes classic soul, slow jam tracks, and an interesting cover.

The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernandez ​(Non-fiction)

The stories of 10 friends continuing the 30-year tradition of the Compton Cowboys. Their motto: “Streets raised us.  Horses saved us.”   

The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older (Fiction)

A young American DJ is pushed through dreams to investigate his family’s experiences in the Cuban Revolution.

The Beautiful Ones ​​​​​​by Dan Piepenberg & Prince (Memoir)

This story features sections of Prince’s own writing as well as photographs, lyrics, screenplay notes and other memorabilia. 

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (Non-fiction)

The author calls out the ways mainstream feminism leaves out marginalized communities and provides a call for intersectionality and true solidarity.   

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (Short stories)

This collection of stories featuring a broad range of women will make you feel.

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom (Memoir)

This combines family and urban history with memoir to tell a story of pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans.

Leadership Foundations by Dr. Shirley Davis​​​​​ (Online course)

An informative beginning course available to members through Lynda.com.

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Thriller)

A twisty psychological thriller based in the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood.