I want to tell you about some amazing books related to Black History Month. However, I do know about books. I read just about anything by everyone, except for cookbooks.
Please visit Rae and ZeZee also. They have really wonderful blogs. Hopefully, you read something interesting for Black History Month.
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am not black but I am an ally. The only interesting thing about my DNA results was 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.