9 Books to Read – Black Lives Matter Reading List

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As a librarian, I am passionate about giving people information and encourage people to make informed decisions on any subject. However this subject is home it is where I live. Reading is so powerful. Once you are done reading take action. Please Vote, write your elected officials at all levels of government, and protest in the safest way possible.

I’m Reading Shadowshaper

Book Review of Shadowshaper

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to say “No importa” over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep…. Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

I’m Reading…The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteHead Published: : September 13th 2016 by Doubleday (first published August 2nd 2016) Genres: Memoir, Essays, Humor Pages: 224 Format: Ebook Source: Advanced Reader Copy Where to Get: Libraries, Amazon, B&N, Summary: From Goodreads Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her […]

I’m Reading…Bad Feminist

I’m reading or rather listening to, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Bad Feminist was a really hard book to listen to the reason is it takes you on an extreme roller coaster ride. It makes you question everything you ever believed, yet you can breathe a sigh of relief when the author, Gay tells you […]

I’m Reading…Power, Seduction & Scandal

I’m Reading…Power, Seduction, & Scandal by Angela Winters. This is the fourth book in the DC Series, following the three ladies Sherise, Erica, and Billie. The story focused more on Billie and developing her story-line. While the other story-lines of Erica and Sherise were peripheral. Billie now has the man of her dreams, but a […]

I’m Reading…Angela Winter’s DC Series

I’m reading Angela Winter’s DC series. I read 3 out of the 4 books in the series in 4 weeks. So you can tell how much I enjoyed the books. The first book Back on Top is where you are introduces to the 3 main characters of the series, Sherise, Billie, and Erica. All three […]

I’m Reading…Family Business 3

Let me just say I really love Carl Weber’s stories; however, this book was so disappointing. I am not sure if it was having a co-author or not. Carl Weber on his own is amazing. But, when there is a co-author in the mix, it doesn’t go well all the time. The first book in the […]

I’m Reading..The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

The Supremes’ at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat was a beautiful gem of book. Reading the first few pages I was kind of wary of this book. However, as I read on I wanted to know  more about the Supremes, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. The Supremes had been the best of friends since high school going through […]

I’m Reading….Invention of Wings

I really enjoyed this book. I will say the beginning when the two main characters, Sarah Grimke and Hetty “Handful” Grimke were young was slow but very telling. As they two characters progressed in the age the story started to pick up steam. Sarah Grimke is the ugly-duckling of the Grimke family, slaveholders in the […]

I’m Reading…To Paris with Love

To Paris with Love written by Carl Weber is the third book in the Duncan Family Business novels. I have to admit Carl Weber is my guilty pleasure. He writes urban African American fiction that usually focuses on money, sex, and family relations. I enjoy Carl Weber,  he can write from the female and male […]