FREEDOM…LIBERATION…BLACK RESISTANCE…BIRTH… It is interesting that these words came to mind as I was compiling this month’s list, because I honestly did not have any particular intention. This list was just meant to be, I guess you could say… There’s a lot of amazing literary energy that is coming from each of these texts whether it celebrating an iconic freedom fighter, showcasing the crime fiction genre, chronicling Black resistance via picture and verse.
Let’s just say this we got another set of heavy hitters this month, a few of them I have been anxiously (and patiently) waiting to be released!!
Remember to make sure you pre-order, add to your cart, or run to your local bookstore and grab a copy or two!! So with that said check out this month’s book recommendations below:
- The 1619 Project: Born on the Water ~Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
- Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America ~Keisha N. Blain
- Harlem Shuffle ~Colson Whitehead
- Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons ~Edited by Colin Kaepernick
- Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protest, and The Pursuit of Freedom ~Derecka Purnell
And remember you can always go back and check out the previous month’s recommendations in the “Resource” section of the website!!