Friday Reads (Happy Women's History Month)

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Friday Reads is a social media hashtag that connects people by talking about the books they're reading as we head into the weekend. I like to use it as a roundup of the books we spent the week with, which includes authors of all heritages. 

Literacy and education are our greatest weapons against hate.
— LeVar Burton

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Happy International Women's Day! I hope you got a chance to celebrate yesterday with the women in your life. It's also Women's History Month, so if you didn't get to those Black Women memoirs you thought you had time for last month, you can read them now.  

Just when I had started to get use to the cold weather, some warmth returned to Los Angeles. I was freezing my butt off here but the last few days have been nice and very LA. We took complete advantage of the weather until Wednesday, when my oldest got sick. Since then we have been tucked away inside, vegging on Disney movies and Black feminists histories.

Also, thank you to anyone who has taken my survey. If you haven't, you can click this link to answer a few questions about the blog, my social media, and the books I choose. Now onto the books! 

Currently reading

  • March Book 1: National treasure himself, John Lewis, recounts his life growing up and his work during the 60s as a Civil Rights icon. This graphic novel is perfect for Middle Grades and High School.

  • Eloquent Rage: Cooper is letting it all out. I am loving her love for Black girls and all things Black feminism.

  • This Will Be My Undoing: I'm listening to this on audiobook and I think that's the wrong way to do it. The words are powerful but the tone is melancholy.

Recently FInished

Saga Volume 8
By Brian K Vaughan
Words with Wings
By Nikki Grimes
  • Saga Vol 4-8: There are currently 8 volumes in this series. I have read them all and it was glorious. Also, the single issues start coming back this month, but I might wait for them to stack up before I invest.

  • Words With Wings: I ADORE THIS BOOK. Go and read it. Buy it for a young girl (or boy) in your life.

  • Hunger: Wow. This was a tough read sometimes but we need more tough stores so we can see that all we ever want is to be seen and appricated and loved.

Want an even more comprehensive look at what I'm reading? This isn't the whole list!

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About the Author

Black & Bookish is the brainchild of Antoinette Scully, educator and lover of all things bookish. She is on a quest to fill your bookshelves with beloved authors of the African Diaspora. When she's not hanging out on line, she's living it up as the mother of two rambunctious girls and wife of a local filmmaker.