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“The Zora Canon” List

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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary | 8 comments I thought the Reading Women group might be interest in a new curated list from which to selected TBRs (and reminisce about old favorites). The Zora editors just released list of 100 books by African American women, selected by a panel of women scholars, writers, and editors.

It also links to a complementary post about 10 up-and-coming Black women writers.

https://zora.medium.com/100-best-book...

*Off to fill in a few gaps in my shelves*


Amy (literatiloves) | 5 comments This is great! Thank you for sharing.


message 3: by Jessica (last edited Jan 08, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 40 comments Thank you for sharing! I've read about a dozen of these and they were all great. I will be adding more from the list to my TBR!

Edited to add: while adding some of these books to my to-read shelf, I found this Listopia for the Zora Canon: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary | 8 comments Thank you for sharing the Listopia!


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie | 17 comments Thank for sharing this list! I will have to check out some of these books.


message 6: by Adira (new)

Adira (introvertinterrupted) | 1 comments Thanks for sharing the list! I've read about 27 from the list so far. I'd highly suggest the Ida B. Wells-Barnett selection and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor if anyone is looking for phenomenal reads.

Taylor's books are excellent reads if you want to read along with your children and challenge them in terms of critical thinking and American history. Her Logan Family Saga series are chock full of beautiful and moving writing.


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