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