In celebration of Black History Month, what Black authors are you reading in February? If you're hoping to learn about abolition, history and do some nonfiction reading, you might try Mariame Kaba, Ibram X. Kendi, and any of these fantastic writers. Here is a roundup of 25 must-read books, too.
Looking for some fantastic fiction? Nnedi Okorafor, Talia Hibbert, Toni Morrison, Awaeke Emezi and Jacquelyn Woodson are a few of my favorites, but here is a list of a lot of great writers. Here are some moe.
As hopefully most folks know, reading and learning is great, but action must be taken to make any lasting change, so be sure to make paying reparations a part of your work in activism for Black lives. Black joy is just as important to know and celebrate, so always learn about Black leaders, change-makers, politicians, artists, scientists and inventors (especially with your kids), too.
Another way to celebrate is to only read Black authors for a year. This is such a great way to discover new-to-you authors and voices, especially if you alter it each year (only LGBTQIA authors, women, indigenous authors, etc.). Who is your favorite Black author of all time, or your favorite new-to-you author? Share them in the chat!