I want to tell you about some amazing books related to Black History Month. I know about books. I read just about anything by everyone, except for cookbooks.
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Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am not black but I am an ally. The only interesting thing about my DNA results were the 6% Italian and 2% Sardinian that popped up. Someday I hope to be a Nona but I might be closer to a Strega Nona (Grandma Witch).
My favorite genre is magical realism. I’m going to participate in Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Challenge again this year. Last year, I read many books that were much different from what I usually read.
WHO’S A BLACK AUTHOR YOU LOVE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT?
I just finished Bacchanal by Veronica G. Henry. It is Henry’s first novel. I loved it. Henry will be having another novel, The Quarter Storm, published in March.
FAVORITE BOOK ABOUT THE BLACK EXPERIENCE:
Starr Carter is a great character. It’s just my opinion but you can hear and understand Starr. People should listen – like really listen – to each other. I loved The Hate U Give even though it made me incredibly sad at times.
FAVORITE BOOK BY A BLACK AUTHOR:
The Water Dancer is an absolutely beautifully written book.
RECOMMEND A BLACK + QUEER BOOK.
Sorrowland is one of my favorite books. It is very unique.
RECOMMEND A BOOK WITH A BLACK PERSON ON THE COVER.
Notes From a Young Black Chef is a biography by Kwame Onwuachi. It was interesting to read about his experiences.
RECOMMEND A BOOK BY A BLACK AUTHOR THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
Amari and The Night Brothers is a spectacular book. Appropriate for ages 8-12.
TALK ABOUT A BOOK BY A BLACK AUTHOR THAT’S COMING IN 2022
Moon Witch Spider King is the second book in the The Dark Star Trilogy by Marlon James. The series is fantasy/science fiction. It should be published around Feb. 15, 2022.