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Romy819
Not Without Laughter | Langston Hughes
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Maud Martha | Gwendolyn Brooks
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Beautifully written and deep.

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MsLeah8417
The Street | Ann Petry
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Timeless and timely #blacklit

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Leftcoastzen
Blacks | Gwendolyn Brooks
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“Art hurts ,art urges voyages-and it is easier to stay at home.” Today is the birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)She was the first African American to win the Pulitzer.It was for her poetry collection Annie Allen.I felt I missed out on a lot not finding her sooner, a writer of power and one who pulled no punches when writing of the human condition.

LibrarianRyan I work in the Gwendolyn Brooks Library. 6mo
Leftcoastzen @LibrarianRyan Oh wow , that‘s cool. 6mo
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WomanistBibliophile
Praise Song for the Butterflies | Bernice L. McFadden
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‘Scars are proof of survival, they shouldn‘t be hidden—it‘s a story someone may need to see in order to believe that beyond their pain and suffering, there is healing.‘

Reading towards healing
#blacklit #womensprize

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One thing I learned reading this: in 2011 the british government destroyed or hid over a million documents relating the colonial crimes of the british. This is a country that claims to venerate history; museums, historic sites, archives, all dedicated to keeping a record of the past. That the british government can destroy the historical record in this way is revealing. The axe deliberately erasing what the tree remembers.
#blacklit

Bookwomble Theresa May (for it was her policy as Home Secretary under Cameron) destroyed the documents proving the Windrush generations' right to residence, it was Theresa May who introduced the "hostile environment" policy for immigrants, and it was Theresa May as PM who implemented the attack against Windrush citizens. It's such a shameful record ? 7mo
WomanistBibliophile @Bookwomble it would seem she has no shame 😒 sadly I hear people saying they support her more in light of criticisms she‘s received as they think it unfair on her. Some are all too willing to overlook restrictions on the freedoms of Others, believing those restrictions have nothing to do with them or will never befall them. Amnesias! 7mo
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Chelleo
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I dread the day that we have this conversation with our boys but we must equip them with any and every tool available to them.

#raisingblackboys #boystomen #blacklitsy #blitsy #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #pocauthors #blacklit #ya #boysreadtoo #blacklivesmatter

Nebklvr 😞 7mo
Eggbeater 😢❤ My heart goes out to you, my vote is always with better district attourneys. #blacklivesmatter 7mo
Mdargusch Heartbreaking in this day and age. 7mo
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cobwebmoth 💔 7mo
Reggie I listen to This American Life the podcast and one of their episodes is called The Birds and the Bees. It was about the important conversations you got when you were a kid. Kamau Bell is on there talking about how he was 8 and his mother asked him what he wanted for breakfast. He thought someone was dying because it wasn‘t his birthday. But that was the day she had the conversation of what it meant for his life, having the color of skin he had. 7mo
Reggie That was a couple of years ago. The fact those conversations even have to happen suck. But now it‘s important to have them. 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is so heartbreaking💔 7mo
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Rissa1
Perfect Peace: A Novel | Daniel Black
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I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I‘m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)

This verse could be printed on the back of this book.
#AMonthofSongs #YouSay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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ShelfAddiction
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This is amazing on #audiobook. I'm enjoying it so much more than I expected. #romance #fiction #blacklit

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WomanistBibliophile
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Beautiful cover. Warm-hearted storytelling.
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