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Every Work of American Literature Is About Race

NYT shared a list suggested by America's renowned essayists, novelists, and writers on race and racism in American History.

#ReadBlack Book Club is changing it up in 2021

Starting in February, #ReadBlack Book Club is going monthly!

Watch MLK Documentaries

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with documentaries that chronicle his life and legacy.

Rest in Power, Eric Jerome Dickey

Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on Jan. 5. His novels depicted romance, erotica and suspense from the Black perspective.

#ReadBlack: New (to me!)

The Kindred team is hosting #ReadBlack: New Black Books on December 19. See the books one member has discovered and loved this year!
PimaLib_NormS said:

There are, at the very least, two amazing things about Richard Bell’s new book: “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey…

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#ReadBlack: Read New Black Books

The Kindred team invites you to #readblack! Join us for our discussion featuring books published by Black authors in 2020. Here's a list!
PimaLib_TaylorJ said:

Alston has created an instant classic! This #ownvoices fantasy is fast moving, wondrous, and so much fun. It centers heavily on relationships, crushing…

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Holla-Day Shopping Guide from Blax Friday

Take a look through this helpful guide of Black-owned businesses, and then make your holiday shopping list! Shop local!

Get Started with Urban Fiction

These are fast-paced stories that commonly feature Black or Latinx characters and generally take place in the inner cities.

Hair Love: The beautiful, diverse textures of black hair

These will help to highlight and instill love & appreciation of one's own unique hair texture for all ages, especially for the little ones!

The Power of the Black Vote

The Civil Rights Act granted "equal" voting rights to Black Americans, but unfortunately we still see unequal access to voting today.

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

Titles from Netflix's show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, which highlights black children's books read by Black celebrities.
PimaLib_AnnieW said:

Another wonderful, well-written, beautifully illustrated celebration of black children from Derrick Barnes and Gordon James. A great picture book for all…

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Noname's Book Club Selections

Titles from a book group inspired by Chicago Rapper Noname and her love of books that uplift the voices of and highlight authors of color.

Celebrate Black Voices In the Culinary Arts!

Celebrate great food, family, love, and culture with these books by Black chefs.
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