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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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The first volume of March goes backs and forth between the day of Barack Obama‘s inauguration in 2009, and John Lewis‘s childhood and early years in the civil rights movement.

It‘s an extraordinary memoir in graphic novel format, and sparked some excellent conversations with Maya this morning. I‘m looking forward to reading the next two.

#nonfiction2020 #aboutrace
#LitsyAtoZ Letter M #graphicnovel
#pop20 #4starrating

4thhouseontheleft Also fits #NewSeries prompt for #mandmchallenge2020. Books 2 and 3 will be slotted for #History and #POCAuthor @BarbaraTheBibliophage 23m
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Such an important piece of narrative history. The story of Cudjo Lewis one of the last African men who was brought over to America on a slave ship. His story was heartbreaking and his life after being “freed” was still fraught & painful. Despite his hardships Cudjo Lewis displayed such dignity & humanity. I HIGHLY suggest the audio as the narrator really captures the flavor of the dialect.
Challenge Prompts below 👇🏼

lele1432 I‘m glad I did the audio for this one too! 6d
RachelO I‘m looking forward to getting properly into this - sadly I think it‘ll have to be print though. 6d
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Cinfhen I‘m sure it‘ll still be a very powerful read @RachelO 6d
TrishB I have this on my kindle 👍🏻 but have done two NF in the last week so I‘m definitely on a fiction binge for the rest of the month 😁 6d
Cinfhen Oops, forgot this also works for #OneWordTitle #ReadingWithMrBook @MrBook 6d
Megabooks Thanks for mentioning this one. It has gotten lost in the shuffle of my mind! 6d
Cinfhen It‘s super short @Megabooks but really worth your time!!! Listen to audio 6d
Cinfhen Yes, you‘ve fulfilled your NF quota @TrishB 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one has been on my to-read list for awhile now... I must push it up again. 6d
Cinfhen It‘s good @Riveted_Reader_Melissa so I was surprised to see a bunch of negative reviews on GoodReads 6d
MrBook Ooh, sounds like a great one!!! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wait, this is a #memoir? I thought it was a #biography ... but it‘s your call. Or was it a #mystery? I‘m glad the audio was good pick. This could work for #finishinaday also, right? 6d
Cinfhen So technically it‘s a biography @BarbaraTheBibliophage BUT it‘s an actual transcript of Codju Lewis‘s words uninterrupted or edited so I took that to be a memoir , for this challenge at least😜 ZNH does give context to their meetings but she never interjects or steers the conversation. It‘s really fascinating and worth listening too. 5d
Cinfhen And yes, it‘s less than 3 1/2 hours on audio and the last 45 minutes is African fables @BarbaraTheBibliophage 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting—it‘s a memoir wrapped in commentary / biography. Good call and glad you liked it! Moving it up my list! 5d
Cinfhen If you can listen to the audio I recommend going that route @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😊 4d
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Wrecked | Joe Ide
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I binged this entire series on audiobook and hate that the 4th book isn‘t available yet! 😩 #pocauthor #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices

MicheleinPhilly I‘ve read the first and REALLY liked it. Think I need to re-read before continuing because it‘s been so long. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I loved the first book and I have the newer ones, I really need to do a binge read soon! 2mo
Chelleo @MidnightBookGirl @MicheleinPhilly I forgot I placed a hold on it and once I started listening I immediately put holds on the others. 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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It‘s official...Angie Thomas and I are besties (she just doesn‘t know it yet). I was telling her that THUG was the first book where I saw myself in the Mom! The music references (Juvenile) made me feel officially old when I read it 😂🤣😂 She apologized 😂😂😂 She was great...if she‘s anywhere in driving distance...get in your car and go! #blacklitsy #blitsy #pocauthor #readdiversebooks #ownvoices

BookDragonNotWorm Jealous! I'd love to meet her! 4mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
britt_brooke So cool! 4mo
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Branwen So awesome! 4mo
TrishB Cool pics 👍🏻 4mo
behudd So so cool!! 4mo
Caroline2 Awesome photos!! 😁 4mo
BeaG Great pictures! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly This is so fantastic! 🤗 4mo
Bookzombie These photos are awesome! 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Unpacking and apparently I stuck #alaac19 books in every possible nook and cranny of my suitcase and book bag. Now I need to add them to my #LibraryThing @Litsy and #GoodReads catalogs/lists/shelves #swag #tbr Titles tagged below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Enjoying the playground and Kam took a break to look at my book. He picked out some of his sight words.

#boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #boymom #brilliantblackboy #blacklivesmatter#ownvoices #blitsy #blacklitsy #kidsoflitsy #litsykids #pocauthor #yareaddiversebooks

Leftcoastzen So cute! 8mo
Johanna414 Love that! 8mo
Robothugs Hey! Check your goodreads messages! 😄 8mo
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