February 26, 2021
10 Reading Ideas for Black History Month
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I support reading Black authors all year, especially in February.
I hope you are inspired by reading ideas for Black History Month! Have you read any of these titles? Please add your recommendations in the comments.
Books are listed in no particular order: 5 of my most recent reads and 5 older must reads.
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5 Recommended Recent Reads
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist (Middle Grade) My review of Isaiah Dunn here.
Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson (YA) My review of Love Is a Revolution here.
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (MG) Not yet reviewed, but this is a lovely Middle Grade read!
Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West Emotionally difficult and well written.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston An emotional and intense classic.
5 Highly Recommended Must Reads
These are books that I’ve read in the past years that are on my must read and highly recommended list.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Memoir, Non Fiction, Racial Tension and Injustice). 4 Stars. My review of Just Mercy here.
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (family drama, addiction, faith and science, mental health)
5 Stars. My review of Transcendent Kingdom here.
Homegoing by Yaa Guasi (historical fiction, family multi generational saga)
This book is ambitious in its structure and memorable in its story telling….it hasn’t received enough attention! 5 Stars.
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (historical narrative nonfiction). Ambitious history of black migration across the U.S. from post Civil War to the 1970s. 4 Stars (heavy on history….the three personal stories are memorable and heartfelt). A must read.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (contemporary fiction, racial tensions, YA)
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. 5 Stars. My review of THUG Here.
Did you find a book to add to your TBR?
Share your own recommendations in comments!
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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