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Calendar Girls: Black History Month

The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

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Theme:

Favorite Book By A Black Author

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Okay, so I actually couldn’t think of a single book I’ve read by a Black author (I know!). I tried to scroll through my Goodreads to figure out if I had and just didn’t remember but I gave up after going through about halfway down my list. I think I already kind of knew I wouldn’t be able to find one so I was looking forward to the topic for this month so I could get some recommendations and change this! In lieu of a book I’ve read by a Black author, I picked a book by a Black author that I would like to read.

I think The Hate U Give is the popular one I see talked about quite a lot but I haven’t gotten around to reading it, although I did preorder On the Come Up so maybe I’ll have to read these two back-to-back haha!

The synopsis for this book kind of reminds me of Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, so if you haven’t already you should totally check that out!

@Never Not Reading  @Darque Dreamer Reads

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What other YA books by Black authors would you recommend for me? I need to add some to my Goodreads!

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7 thoughts on “Calendar Girls: Black History Month

  1. As of Sunday, I’ve only read books by 3 black authors. Certainly not by choice or omission, it’s just crazy that the synopses that have interested me since I’ve gotten back in to reading have been from non-black authors. I do have books on my tbr shelves at home by other diverse authors though.

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    1. Same here, it’s crazy that I didn’t realize this before. I think because I always focus so much on the story and not really on the author. I’ve certainly read books by authors of other races, ethnicities, and sexualities, etc. Just crazy I haven’t read any by black authors!

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      1. Right. Like I have a few books on my tbr from asian authors and a few other races, but there is definitely a lack of black authors, and it is certainly not by choice. I got back in to reading and immediately focused on synopses and not authors, haha.

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    1. I’ll definitely have to check it out! That would be so helpful. I’m glad for this month’s topic because I probably never would have noticed that I haven’t really read any books by black authors if I hadn’t actually sat down to think about it. Thanks for the recs!

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