As Elena Kagan prepares for her confirmation hearings, we are wondering: What should she read? Essence Magazine senior editor Patrik Henry Bass came up with some suggested reading for the nominee as she awaits her confirmation hearings. Do you have recommended reading for her? Share your suggested book list in the comments. Here's Patrik's list: * "The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex Heard * "Blue Orchard" by Jackson Taylor * "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" by Bill McKibben We got these suggestions via Facebook: Betsy Jenney Basch said "The Grapes of Wrath shows what happens to good people when the environment goes to hell.? And both David Macias and GW Wolfe would like for Elena Kagen to read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "Slaughter House Five" Katie suggested "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life," by Erving Goffman Adrian thought of "Seen it All and Done the Rest," by Pearl Cleage.

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