February TBR

It’s February! It’s my birthday month! It’s almost springtime!

And it’s Black History Month!

As a white ally, to me, this month means leaving myself out of it. This month means making (extra) room for black voices in my life. This month means listening to Nina Simone and reading Audre Lorde and VOTING FOR AMARA ENYIA FOR CHICAGO MAYOR ON FEB. 26th. This month means taking any steps I can to invite black voices into my ears and set my experience to the side.

Should we be doing all of these things anyway, regardless of the month? Of course.

So for this month’s TBR, I’ve pulled some of my long-anticipated reads by black authors off my shelf, and I’m going to pay my small tribute to these amazing voices and all those that came before.

What are you reading this month? How are you celebrating Black History Month?

    Becoming – Michelle Obama
    Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeymi
    AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adiche
    If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin
    Native Son – Richard Wright (reread)
    Where the Line Bleeds – Jesmyn Ward
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
    Stay With Me – Ayòbámi Adébáyò

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