Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by Katie, and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. (Information from Katie at Never Not Reading)
Each month there is a new theme and the theme for February is Black History Month: Favorite Book by a Black Author.
I’ve read a decent amount of books both fiction and non-fiction that were written by Black authors, and I loved every single one of them. For this, I’m going to feature one of my favorite books and other favorites. All the books that I mention are ones that I feel need to be read and are all equally important.
My pick: The Watson’s Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Second Wind by Bill Russell
Red and Me by Bill Russell
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Finding Fish by Antoine Quentin Fisher
Pedro by Pedro Martinez
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
Papi: My Story by David Ortiz
Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz
The Shadowshaper Series by Daniel José Older
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
Beloved by Toni Morrison
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I’m so glad you introduced me to this book! I’ve been talking to some of the teachers at school about it, and you’ll be glad to know they still read it with the kids. 🙂
Oh my goodness!! That makes me so happy teachers still read it with kids, it’s such an important book.
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That cover is too cute! And it’s a Hallmark movie? I have a book and movie to get to soon then! Lol.
I’ve never seen the movie. But I’ve read the book multiple times. I think it’s the first book I ever read by a Black author.
I’m a sucker for Hallmark movies, lol. But I definitely want to read it first!
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