Hell of a Book

A nameless Black author on a cross-country book tour is struggling under the weight of his notoriety and the expectations that society is placing on him. His book, which is never described, is simultaneously meant to capture the experience of being Black in America while also being criticized by people for not representing Black people enough. In alternating chapters, weContinue reading “Hell of a Book”

Short Stories by Black Authors

Today is the last day of February, which means Black History Month is ending. But, that doesn’t mean that you should stop reading books by Black authors! It’s so important to me to diversify my reading and seek out authors who offer a new and exciting perspective. If you’re looking for more of that in your own reading, try pickingContinue reading “Short Stories by Black Authors”

Poems for Black History Month

It’s February which means it’s Black History Month! There are so many great ways to celebrate this month, and reading Black authors is just one way to learn something new or expand your worldview. If you’re looking for something to read this month, or any month, maybe try some poetry collections by Black authors. IContinue reading “Poems for Black History Month”

Black History Month Spotlight: Fantasy

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that fantasy is my absolute favorite genre. I love the way that fantasy novels offer an escape from our everyday lives, while still pulling in important and timely themes. Whether middle grade, YA, or adult, I will fall into any fantasy with strong world-building, authentic characters, andContinue reading “Black History Month Spotlight: Fantasy”

Black History Month Spotlight: Family Sagas

It’s Black History Month! This month, and every month, it’s so important to read diverse voices. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your reading this month, how about a family saga? Family sagas follow a single family as their decisions and actions ripple across generations. I love character-driven books, and family sagas really offerContinue reading “Black History Month Spotlight: Family Sagas”