The Books of black & bookish

 
There is no way to acquire deep knowledge without reading.
— Ellis Cose

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One of the first ideas I had for Black & Bookish was to create a database. Somewhere you could easily find a collection of books, categorized in many different ways, in order to accommodate different learning styles. Below you will find the humble beginnings of my database collections. My favorite titles and authors are marked (*). 

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Genres Covered On The Blog


Latest Reviews


Self-Published Spotlight Authors


Latest Book Lists


Reviews Alphabetical by Title

M

  • Meet Addy (Connie Rose Porter)

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U

  • Underground (Shane W. Evans)

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W

  • We Had A Picnic This Sunday Past ( Jacqueline Woodson)

  • We Should All Be Feminist (Chimamanda Adiche)

  • When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele)

  • Wild Seed (Octavia Butler)

  • Words With Wings (Nikki Grimes)

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Y

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A

B

C

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) (Tomi Adeyemi)

  • The Color Purple * (Alice Walker)

  • Courage Is Contagious (ed. Nicholas Haramis) (Note: this is not a Black author but this collection of essays features Black authors, artists, and entertainers.)

  • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Derrick Barnes)

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F

  • Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird (Misty Copeland)

G

  • Garvey's Choice (Nikki Grimes)

  • Gods and Shadows (Jayde Brooks)

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K

  • Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Kindred Graphic Novel (Octavia E. Butler story, )

  • Kings of Earth (Joe Ponder)

L

  • Let's Talk About Race (Julius Lester)

  • The Life and Times of Joseph E. Clark: From Slavery to Town Father (Olga Fenton Mitchell)

  • Life Comes From Concrete (Kevin Anglade)



Reviews Alphabetical by author

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B

C

D

E

  • Evans, Shane W.

    • Underground:Finding the Light to Freedom

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H

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J

  • Jenkins, Morgan

    • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

  • Jones, Tayari

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M

N

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P

Q

R

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T

U

V

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  • Walker, Alice

    • The Color Purple *

  • Weatherford, Carole Boston

    • In Your Hands

  • Woodson, Jacqueline

    • We Had A Picnic This Sunday Past

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Currently Reading


Book To Be Read

  • Sideline: The Draft by Bianca Williams

  • An Extraordinary Union

  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

  • Octavia's Brood

  • Emergent Strategy

  • God Is A Woman by Michael Tavon

  • Zora And Me

  • Letters by Zora Neal Hurston

  • Malcom X

  • Akata Warrior

 

For a more comprehensive list, check out my Goodreads shelves. 


A look at my personal photography around books and book covers.

COVERS


Author Pages

This section is in the works and will be links to author bio pages.