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BlackandBookish

Joined May 2016

Bookish Extrovert // Book Blogger // Homemaker Extraordinaire // www.blackandbookish.com
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Holy shit did I love this book. I read it yesterday. All of it. It‘s a quick read. Some chapters are just a page or two. Some just a sentence or two. The ending was unexpected, in a great way. I was always surprised. Highly recommend.

Liatrek Great review! I really need to get this one 😊 11mo
BlackandBookish @Liatrek Yes! Move it to the top of your TBR pile! 11mo
she.epeolatry What did you like about it? I was fairly underwhelmed, however, I was also anticipating a true “ true crime” read. Lol 2mo
BlackandBookish @she.epeolatry I loved the way it was written, I like quippy characters. The sister dynamic was powerful and as the oldest child in my family, I was drawn to the older sister's dilemma. It also felt like the author trusted the reader to just get some things without shoving the narrative in my face. I didn't expect it to be true crime, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. 3w
she.epeolatry @BlackandBookish Gotcha! It was a unique take on the genre.... One thing I did enjoy was the fact that the author didn‘t “ waste words.” I respect anyone‘s ability to communicate effectively and with intention while being succinct. I think this book and The Water Cure were quite exceptional in that way. 3w
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Their Eyes Were Watching God LP | Zora Neale Hurston
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My family and I are working to restore our historic home in Eatonville, FL. We plan to turn it into Black & Bookish Bookstore, focused on books written by Black authors. Check out https://www.gofundme.com/savethethomashouse for more info!

Smartypants Oh my goodness, what a beautiful endeavor! 2y
Alfoster How cool!👏👏👏 2y
Tameeka 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 2y
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BlackandBookish Thanks for the love! 2y
Chelleo When it‘s up and running, I‘m so there!!! 2y
sherri Amazing idea! I‘m cheering you all on. 2y
Samplergal Let me know when it‘s up and running. We camp all over Florida and I am always looking for a bookstore! 2y
vumblereads That would be awesome! Are you going to have an online bookstore too? I live here in Las Vegas and I don‘t know when I can go to Florida 😂 8mo
BlackandBookish @vumblereads that might still be some distance off. I do have affiliate links on my site but nothing as comprehensive as an online bookstore. But that‘s for the suggestion. I should give that some deeper though. 8mo
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Hey Black Child | Useni Eugene Perkins
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This book will put a smile on your face and inspire you to dream big. My 6-year-old approves.

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I loved this book so much. It‘s a historical fiction picture book about a wonderful Harlem bookstore in the 1930s. It‘s inspirational and timely.

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It was a slow start for me but by the end I was feeling much more comfortable with her style.

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I don‘t know. It took me almost half the book to even “connect” with a poem. I almost bailed. I haven‘t yet, I‘m about 15 pages from the end. Some poems I read and Im in them. And then some are like Greek to me. Who‘s read this? I need some book support.

queerbookreader I read it 🙋🏻 personally I liked it, but I rarely read poetry so I guess I don't have much to compare it to 2y
queerbookreader If you're interested in reading a collection of environmental poetry that was created around/about the BP oil spill, that was the other poetry book I read last year 2y
queerbookreader Anyways. I admire folks who can wholly enjoy poetry, but for me I either totally get it or totally do not. There is no in between. Like those word jumble puzzles!! 2y
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BlackandBookish @queerbookreader This! I‘m not really “into” poetry but I like it sometimes. I‘ve been reading more poetry lately so I was surprised that this book didn‘t click. 2y
queerbookreader Yeah I've been trying to read more poetry lately!! Mainly Emily Dickinson's poetry because she may have been super queer and that's my main area of interest. But I'm not one of those folks who *pensively reads poetry while on the train, sipping tea and staring out the window to ponder life itself*. That's a nice aesthetic. But I read wayyyy too many comics to ever be that kind of person 😅 2y
BlackandBookish @queerbookreader Yay Emily Dickinson! I love her stuff. Granted, I haven‘t ready any of it since high school but I gravitated to her work when I was introduced to it. I love it. This current book is nowhere near that. Not in a bad way. (edited) 2y
queerbookreader I never got the chance to read her in high school, so it's all new to me. I liked this book of poetry because it was so direct in its statements, and so raw with its words. It wasn't super difficult for me to decipher what the author meant or intended, which is a big plus for a poetry novice 2y
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This took a turn I was not expecting because I‘m listening to the audiobook. I can‘t see the chapters. So I‘m making breakfast for my girls and listening to Jerkins‘ sexual experiences. If that isn‘t some Mom-superpower-multitasking trick, I don‘t know what is.

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“I learned to like and value certain white women, despite their racism, long before I learned how to prioritize and value my own Black-girl magic.” HOLY SHIT! I had to stop and breathe for a moment. #realtalk #metoogirl

BlackBibliophile I felt like she was peering into my innermost thoughts as a young girl! Wow! So true. I had to prioritize. Just wow! 2y
BlackandBookish @BlackBibliophile This last year has showed me how much I miss and need Black women in my life. How I need to make that my priority. Reading this book is waking up those feelings and emotions. 2y
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I am loving this book. It‘s personal- like she is reading my diary personal. How is it that so many Black girls have the same experiences and we don‘t find out until we‘re adults??? We‘re isolated at a young age (especially if your bookish) and then have to build these important friendships later. That has been my goal the past few years- creating my squad. Black feminists! Girl Power! Sisters Unite!

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Grim Tuesday | Garth Nix
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@BlackBibliophile tagged me! So here are my #Tuesdaytidbits

1. I would love to cook for Octavia Butler. She seems like she was a quite woman but food brings out all kinds of things in people.
2. I think I would hang out in the 80s as an adult. That was probably nothing but fun.
3. I‘m thinking Kerry Washington, but this is the hardest question!
4. Hey @Bookpearl come have some fun!

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
Bookpearl This was fun! 2y
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What an amazing read. So many revelations I wasn‘t prepared for and racked up $5 in Library fines. Totally worth it. Sorry person who was waiting for it‘s return.

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One of the best Kwanzaa stories I know. Happy Kwanzaa everyone.

Lacythebookworm Happy Kwanza! 2y
ValChanelle I love this book! I share it with kiddos all the time. 2y
BellaBookNook I love the cover. 2y
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I'm listening to the audiobook. It's much more technical than I expected, so it's like listening to someone read a science textbook. Its read by Tyson, so that's a plus. It's not bad, I plan to finish. It's short comparatively to audiobook standards. I lose track of what he's talking about sometimes but when I tune back in, I can follow along. (I don't know why I choose audiobooks, I mentally get distracted very easily.)

Owlizabeth I found his voice too soothing and the subject matter too complex to hold my attention on audio. 2y
Lindy I loved this so much that I listened twice in a row. I find that with science in audiobook I have to rewind and listen to portions over again when there‘s a concept that I haven‘t grasped. I don‘t worry too much about understanding everything, however. I still feel like I‘ve learned new things afterwards. 2y
BlackandBookish @Owlizabeth I love how his voice sounds. It's a bit slower than how I read, but I enjoy his work. 2y
BlackandBookish @Lindy I might have to read the physical copy in the future to really hold onto some of the concepts. For now, I'm enjoying the parts of book I can focus on. 2y
Lindy @BlackandBookish Sounds like a good plan. 👍 2y
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Yeah I'm loving this.

Gezemice ❤Wow! Great picture. 2y
bookloo I love her. 💞 2y
DebbieGrillo Love her! 2y
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This was super cute. Very repetitive. Lots of illustrations and even some recipes. A good book if you're looking for a break from everything else.

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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It took me months to get through this book but it was worth it. I complained and complained, but Butler ties it all together in the end. So many scary parallels to our current times. Great writing.

TheNextBook I loved the first one more than the second but I think she did pull it all together at the end! Thankfully, because more than once I was wondering where in the world this was going! 2y
BlackandBookish @TheNextBook So you know I complained the whole time. I could only get two or three pages read at a time. I think if it all turned out horrible, I would have hated it. If her daughter had come back and joined Earthseed, I would have hated it. It had such a perfect ending that I forgot how much I didn't like most of the book. 2y
TheNextBook She weaved it together so well! But these parallels have me living in fear... I dont want this world! 2y
BlackandBookish @TheNextBook I'm already worried we're in it. 2y
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Adulthood Rites | Octavia E. Butler
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Day 4 of #31daysofbirthdaybooks: Octavia Butler published Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, #2) when I turned 4, 1988. I missed yesterday, but also pictured is 1987's book Beloved by Toni Morrison. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Fiction.

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Good morning! Day two of my Birthday Books Challenge is "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale", published in 1986 by John Steptoe. An African journey follows the two most beautiful women in their village, each looking to impress the new king looking for a wife. Also enjoy this lovely picture of ME from '86. ?????

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is an adorable picture! What a cutie! At first I thought it was from your book 💙 2y
Buddys_Momma Cute!!! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
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LauraBeth 💕 that phone is almost as big as you are! 2y
Hooked_on_books Goodness, you were cute! 2y
BlackandBookish You are all so lovely! 2y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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It's my birthday month! Happy Birthday to me! I'm turning 33 this year and I'm celebrating by highlighting books published each year from 1984-2017. I'll also be giving up some fun facts about myself so all you new followers can get to know me better. 1984: My birth year saw the publication of "Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches" by Audre Lorde. It was republished in 2007 with a new cover, and in audiobook form in 2014, narrated by Robin Eller.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Happy October Birthday! I'm also an October baby. I love your idea about the posts - looking forward to more! 🎃🎉🎃🎉 2y
BlackandBookish @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay October babies!!! 2y
bookloo Happy early (?) Birthday!! May it be full of spooky, womanist-y, feminist-y things. 👻🎉 2y
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BlackandBookish @bookloo Yes! My actual birthday is the 9th. And I am so excited to have womanist-y, feminist-y Month! 2y
Bookzombie Happy early birthday!! Looking forward to all of your posts! 🦄🎈🎂🎃 2y
BlackandBookish @Bookzombie Awwwww!!!! Thank you! 📚📚 2y
Smartypants Happy Birthday @BlackandBookish I can't think of a better way to celebrate. I hope this next year is filled with wonderful books, lovely people and beautiful memories! 2y
BlackandBookish @Smartypants Thank you for the love! 📚💖🎂 2y
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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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"I do what I can," I said. "When I can do more, I will. You know that." - Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents
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I'm having a tough time getting into this book. I know it's good and is required reading for me, but mentally I'm not in the game. I'll keep going. Don't listen to me now, check back when I'm done. ?

Notafraidofwords I'm guilty of bailing on this one. I just couldn't. 😔 2y
BlackandBookish @Notafraidofwords I'm gonna finish. But I'm dragging my feet. I think it will pick up. 2y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I didn't always have things, but I had people- I always had people.
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Blogging is sort of hard to do if you never get on your computer. But I like hanging with people a lot.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This amazing book brought me to tears. I just wanted to hold Starr and tell her she was not alone, ever! This will be one of the best books you read all year.

kiminreverse Yes, so good! I can't believe it's her debut novel. 3y
Smartypants I can't wait to read this! 3y
BlackandBookish @Smartypants 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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They probably heard me crying. Great. What's worse than being the Angry Black Girl? The Weak Black Girl. (Pg 115)

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow | Comer Vann Woodward
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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"Meaning what society give us youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out." I thought I was ready for this read, but I'm nervous. Do you get that sometimes?! The expectations are so high or the content so deep. So many feeling around this topic and this book. Guess I'll read on.

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I loved this book. It just throws you right into it and that can be challenging. But it's a well written, complete story, with characters that feel real and authentic.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Ok. So. This will be unpopular, but I had a very hard time getting through this book. I loved Hurston descriptions and wanted more of that. Maybe even more Janie, who could come off as secondary in her own story. The dialogue was terrible, and felt exaggerated. Somehow Hurston kept herself removed from the story in a way that didn't feel real. It's not a bad read and I think people should read it. But I didn't enjoy it like I thought I should.

ultrabookgeek No worries - this book is one of my faves but I know a lot of people who didn't get why it was so popular! 3y
BlackandBookish @ultrabookgeek So my grandmother and I had a nice discussion about this book. We both grew up in Eatonville and it didn't feel like this is how people really talked. I mean, yes, most of us have some type of southern accent, but this was almost over the top. These people felt almost like caricatures of real people. 3y
ultrabookgeek @BlackandBookish oooo - I have heard that Hurston was trying to be over the top - trying to establish AAE - but let me see if I can find proof of that. However, your point is totally valid and makes sense. As my family is of Caribbean descent, I couldn't speak to the vernacular and appreciate your insight! 3y
BlackandBookish @ultrabookgeek I would love to read anything you find. I love Hurston's legacy and adore her writing, except the dialogue. 😜 3y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Okorafor became my favorite writer with Binti, and now Home makes it even better. I loved this story of self discovery and consumed it as fast a possible.

thec0zy I cannot wait to read the next one 😍 Home was so beautiful!! 3y
BlackandBookish @thec0zy Yes! This is a series I could read over and over. 🎉😊🎉 3y
thec0zy Me too! Binti is one of my comfort reads. I know it will always make me feel better 😊 🌞 3y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Have you read this? Are you reading it? It's amazing.

Sue I just love the characters and the world building. Can't wait for number three! 3y
meggofrank I haven't read these yet, for some silly reason. I loved 3y
BlackandBookish @Sue I'm right there with you! I love her writing. @meggofrank I haven't read Lagoon but I want to binge all of her work. 😀 3y
meggofrank @BlackandBookish yes! I wanted to do that after Lagoon, too. I didn't cuz I was poor. But man, I really do want to read it all. She's delightful on Twitter, too. 3y
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I loved this story, but I have to say, graphic novels are not my medium. I have a hard time focusing on the word of the story when I have to "read" the graphics. That is not to say this book isn't worth having. The illustrations were gorgeous. The tone was identical to the original Butler novel. The story was enhanced by this work, and more of it should be put into the world.

Zelma I almost bought this the other day and still am deciding whether to wait for the library edition. 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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This book gave me all the *feels*. As a black woman with some knowledge of slavery AND in an interracial relationship, I was moved by the story. I was hurt by this story. I was CHANGED because of this story. Without a doubt I can say Butler is my favorite author and sci-fi centered around the black experience is something everyone should experience.

Lindy A book with the power to change me: that's what I'm always looking for. This one changed me too. 3y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Yesterday I visited my hometown to attend the Zora festival of the Arts and Humanities. Although it wasn't as exciting as I wanted it to be, I got a chance to introduce my daughter to the town. Did you know that Eatonville has a small monument to Zora? A little spot that's for her? With benches and a paved path, I miss this little spot.

Lindy I see lots of passages flagged in that book. 👍 3y
rachelm Gorgeous!! 3y
BellaBookNook Thank you for sharing this photo. That is wonderful. 3y
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BlackandBookish @Lindy I'm finding lots of parallels between the book and the current towns people. It's so surreal. It's not historical fiction but she has a way of being out the essence of life. I'm loving it. 3y
Nute Thank you for taking me to this special place that I will probaby never get to visit in person. 3y
BlackandBookish @Nute Honestly, it's on of my favorite spots in the whole world. 😌 3y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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"It must have been the way Joe spoke out without giving her a chance to say anything one way or another that took the bloom off of things." This quote, this FEELING, hit me. Hard.

Notafraidofwords Aww I love this book 3y
BlackandBookish @Notafraidofwords I'm really enjoying it. It's my first read through. 3y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This story was moving and beautiful. I loved learning of the bravery and strength Binti held within her. If you haven't read this, do it! This book gets all the stars!!!

TheNextBook It's been on my list forever! I'm finally getting to The Color Complex and you recommended that months ago! 😫 3y
rachelm This is on my #litsyaz list! 3y
BlackandBookish It wasn't even on my radar until a few days ago, but I had to have it. And it was short enough to read all day and still be (mostly) a parent. I LOVED IT. @TheNextBook I need to finish the color complex. I really enjoyed it and put it down for some reason. @rachelm Do it! 3y
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thec0zy @BlackandBookish and I just found out it's a trilogy of novellas, and the sequel comes out 1.31!!! eeek can't contain myself 🤣 @TheNextBook @rachelm 3y
TheNextBook @thec0zy dammit!!!! 3y
BlackandBookish @thec0zy Yes! Another reason to read it now. I'm soooooooo excited for the sequel. I need more of this story. 3y
thec0zy @BlackandBookish right?? More Binti, all the time. She's just delightful 😍 3y
rachelm @thec0zy this is awesome news!!!! 3y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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"No Himba has ever gone to Oomza Uni. So me being the only one on the ship was not that surprising. However, just because something isn't surprising doesn't mean it's easy to deal with."

How does she sum up my entire existence in 3 lines?

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I like to plan. I like to know all the details and all the steps. I like to know exactly where things are heading- but sometimes you can't. On this day of service, I pledge to keep up the good fight. To be a voice and work toward the social change we need. And I will do it with faith in myself and those around me, who fight with me.

BookishFeminist 💙💙💙 3y
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Plan to read this today. All day. #stillbrokenafterfinishingtheoriginalnovel

TheNextBook I need to get my hands on this! The novel itself was amazing. 3y
BlackandBookish @TheNextBook I just finished the novel a day ago and it wrecked me. I couldn't function yesterday. This arrived an hour ago. My afternoon is set. 3y
Jdscott50 So excited about this one! 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I love this book. But I love this Florida weather even more. #floridawintersaregreen

angrylilasian I really need to read this book soon! Did you know it was adapted into a graphic novel? 3y
Notafraidofwords Jealous 3y
BlackandBookish @angrylilasian Yes!!! I'm really excited to add that to my collection!!! 3y
BellaBookNook I loved that book. 3y
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Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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It's Zora's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday to my hometown hero. Growing up and walking the same streets she did as a child had a profound affect on my life and identity.

Zelma I grew up right next to Eatonville as well! I was obsessed when I discovered her books in high school. 😍 3y
Zelma @BlackandBookish in Maitland, near Howell Branch and 436. We went to the Zora Festival senior year for a class field trip. I did a huge project on Their Eyes Were Watching God that year. 💕 3y
BlackandBookish I just moved back! I was living in LA and after 8 years I was ready to come home. The festival is at the end of the month, I'm excited to go. I haven't gone in years. So cool to know you lived so close! 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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New Year, New Book.

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I liked it. Felt more like lyrics than poetry lines.

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"The idea that black women had been recruited to work mathematicians at the NASA installation in the South during the days of segregation defies our expectations and challenges much of what we think we know about American history. It's a great story, and that alone makes it worth telling."

What a ride this will be! I'm so excited about this book!

BookishFeminist I just finished this book and LOVED it. One of the best books published this year. I cannot wait for the movie!! 3y
BlackandBookish @BookishFeminist Yay! I'm loving the writing. I hope to finish before Christmas so I can see the movie opening weekend. 3y
Hooked_on_books Great quote! 3y
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BookishFeminist @BlackandBookish That's why I read it too! I can't wait for the movie. Hidden Figures is currently in the lead for our feminist book club pick this month. I hope it wins since it's so great for discussion. I just finished Taraji Henson's memoir and am torn up by that too. 3y
Buddys_Momma I plan to read this soon. What a great piece of history that most folks had no clue about previously 👍🏽 3y
BookNerdBritt I had the same feeling reading this as I did reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - shock that I had never heard of these women or their amazing contributions to science. EVERYONE should know them and their legacy, yet very few people do. I highly recommend the podcast Historically Black, which explores some not-as-well-known black history (and the first episode is about human computers). 3y
BlackandBookish @BookNerdBritt I'll check out that podcast. I'm learning so much about black history just from deciding to read more black authors. It's all hiding in plain sight! 3y
BookishFeminist @BookNerdBritt Historically Black is such a great podcast! I definitely second the rec @BlackandBookish 3y
BlackandBookish So I listened to the first few episodes! Thank you so much for that! 3y
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I watched a really cute documentary on Netflix about Floyd Norman, the first African American to work for Disney animation. Once I realized it was an extension of his book, I had to immediately find it and buy it. Part memoir, part how-to, part Disney history, it's cute all around.

BellaBookNook I saw the documentary too! It was great. I'm so going to get this for my son for Christmas and then after he reads it, borrow it😊!! 3y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I can't imagine reading this at any other time; characters reminiscing about the 2008 election while I'm watching the 2016 elections. All the notions of race and being an outsider I could feel just from my youth in the south and my adulthood in the west. I loved this book and found some of myself wrapped around the plot points and discussions. Yes. You should read this books.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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So reading this book about how being mixed was illegal and all I can see are my 5 and 2 year old kids. #howdoyouhideafiveyearold #coloredkids

britt_brooke Your babies are beautiful! 💕 3y
BlackandBookish @britt_brooke Thank you. They are pretty amazing. ☺️ 3y
Soubhiville They're totally adorable! 💖 3y
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KarenUK Adorable! 💕 3y
theshrinkette 💕💕💕 3y
rachelm Cutie pies! 3y
SuperPunkNinja 💞💞💞 3y
aloslibrary I'm in love with Trevor Noah 😍 and your babies are gorgeous 😍💛💚💜 3y
Eyelit 💜💜💜 3y
gibblr Cutie pies!!!!! 😍 3y
Buddys_Momma They are so precious!!! 3y
Bookzombie Beautiful babies!💟 3y
Dragon Love those smiles 😀 3y
BellaBookNook I can't wait to read this one. 3y
BlackandBookish @BellaBookNook I'm really enjoying it. 3y
Shortstack Beautiful!!! 3y
BlackandBookish @BookNerdBritt I need that book!!! 3y
BookNerdBritt It is so funny. Phoebe has me howling!!! 😂 3y
angrylilasian Thank goodness you don't have to hide those adorable girls! 💕 3y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"It's immoral to equate black grievance and white fear like this. It's just immoral." The quote is taken from a segment where the main character recalls the 2008 election of Barack Obama while he gives a speech on race. I can't help but read this now and think about the current election results. I can't help but let this influence my thoughts about next steps moving forward in life. #readinginfluence #writersofcolor

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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SimplyShelia I loved that book! It's been rough lately, I actually cried Wednesday watching the final results of the election. Now I'm ready to fight. We have too much to lose. I don't know exactly what to do yet but I'm going to do something. 3y
Shortstack *hugs* 😭 3y
Gayan @Shelia I started crying and didn't think I would ever stop. I am also ready to fight. 3y
SimplyShelia @Gayan It was devastating. After we grieve this loss, I hope we all get ready for the fight. We will always be #StrongerTogether 3y
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Even if you're not queer, there are some solid truths you can take away from this super cute book. Aryka Randall is relatable and endearing, without playing the victim or blaming others for her lack of love. If you want a little inspiration to get out and change your negative relationships, this might be a nice place to start.

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Ninth Ward | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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#Recommendsday! Ninth Ward was filled with love and sacrifice, coming of age, and finding your strength. I felt connected to the characters, and at home within a setting I had never experienced. I longed to meet and befriend Lanesha, or maybe take her in, wishing to provide her with parental care in her greatest time of need. This book reminded me of what I loved about reading as a child.

MMenefee Nice review! Your last sentence is beautiful. 3y
BlackandBookish @MMenefee 😌 Thank you! I really connected with this book. It made me miss my hometown. 3y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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I can't believe it's been almost a week of not reading. I've been busy busy busy! So for today, I decided to take a break and have some read-a-loud time with my little ones. Although a bit over their heads, the story is breathtaking. The honesty of this memoir-type book is enveloping. Reading slowly, I can take in all the imagery and nuance. What a way to start my week!

Foxyfictionista This looks lovely. I'll have to check it out. 3y
BookishFeminist Oh I loved this book so much. ❤️ Jacqueline Woodson is an really wonderful writer. Her new book is one of my favorites from this year too. So poetic & beautiful. 3y
BlackandBookish @Foxyfictionista It is so lovely. 3y
BlackandBookish @BookishFeminist I want to read her new work too! 3y
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