It’s been a week since the protests in United States have started to demand justice for all the black lives lost to racist cops’ brutality. Everyone is and should be showing their support for Black Lives Matter by uplifting the voices of Black people. Though, as a non-Black POC, it’s easy to mistakenly or intentionally center everything around collective POC oppression, and that’s the worst we can do. This is the time to empower Black voices without shifting the spotlight to anywhere except on them.
As a book blogger, if there’s one pledge I can take to make this space—my blog—safe for the Black voices, it’s to promote, boost and READ works by Black authors. This list is the first of many I hope to put together in order to do the least as someone who creates content around books.
Before going ahead, here is a link that can show you some ways to help: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Of course, keep educating yourself and those around you. And if you think this isn’t your problem or you aren’t being affected, think again. Do what’s right, do better.
15 BOOKS RELEASING IN JUNE 2020
The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore
A deeply moving memoir of a Black woman immigrant who escapes the Liberian Civil War and builds a life in the United States. Political themes that dip into the power of family and love.
A story about two inseparable twins growing up in 1960s that is socially and culturally insightful about race and identity as it dives into themes of racism, self-hatred, colorism, passing, gender, and compassion.
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