#BlackLivesMatter Reading List

How Librarians, Educators and Booksellers can show support for Black Lives Matter

Some books (fiction and nonfiction) sourced from social media and
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Anandi 6563 books
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Marlene 3725 books
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Amy 778 books
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Saturday's 1315 books
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Teddee 1636 books
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Jan C 6820 books
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MFCOMMAND 3626 books
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Mawenzi House 197 books
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message 1: by Anandi (new)

Anandi Thank you so much for voting for great books!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Anandi wrote: "Thank you so much for voting for great books!"

No problem


message 3: by Imani ♥ ☮ (last edited Jun 22, 2016 10:34AM) (new)

 Imani ♥ ☮ It's very telling, I think, that there are few (especially near the top of the list) written by black women authors. And don't get me wrong, some of my favorite books are on my list but I think we need to do better. Whoever you consider "we" to be.


message 4: by Anandi (new)

Anandi Imani ♥ ☮ wrote: "It's very telling, I think, that there are few (especially near the top of the list) written by black women authors. And don't get me wrong, some of my favorite books are on my list but I think we ..."

Worthwhile noticing this. The authors shift up and down depending on who everyone is voting for. If folx don't vote, they don't move up. There's also the option to add more books to the list.


Black Bibliophile Imani ♥ ☮ wrote: "It's very telling, I think, that there are few (especially near the top of the list) written by black women authors. And don't get me wrong, some of my favorite books are on my list but I think we ..."

agreed.


message 6: by Reginald (new)

Reginald Why is Fahrenheit 451 on this list?


message 7: by Casey (new)

Casey Reginald wrote: "Why is Fahrenheit 451 on this list?" It's been removed!


message 8: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Someone changed the title of the list, so I reverted it back to the original.


message 9: by Manylak (new)

Manylak Thmn Does anyone know fantasy novels wirtten by black authors?


message 10: by Katrina (new)

Katrina Waldman Manylak wrote: "Does anyone know fantasy novels wirtten by black authors?"

'Black Leopard, Red Wolf' by Marlon James, 'Kingdom Of Souls' by Rena Barron, 'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi, 'Children Of Blood & Bone' by Toni Adeyemi, 'David Mogo, Godhunter' by Suyi Davies Okungbowa, 'The Belles' by Dhonielle Clayton, 'Wolf Light' by Yaba Badoe are some I can think off.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

These are just from 2019 but also lots of choices there!


message 11: by Douglass (new)

Douglass Gaking Duplicate of Between the World and Me, currently #2 and #294.


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