As first posted on feministbookclub.com Déjà vu As I was reading Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, I had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. An all-powerful and dearly beloved R&B singer who has his sights on fresh, under-aged, talent? One with a dark side and who likes power and control? Seems a lot like the whole docuseries Surviving R. Kelly to… Continue reading Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
It took me a while to pick up The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement by Nate Parker. I also still haven’t seen the movie. I understand that it is a monumentally important film and piece of art; a reclaiming of one of the most notoriously racist pieces of… Continue reading Birth of a Nation and Rape
Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore was a wild ride. I don’t think I am doing Walter Mosely right. This is the second book I’ve read by him (the other one being John Woman) and it seems like they are a part of a larger universe, a complex social and family system that are interconnected among… Continue reading Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore: Stop Demonizing Sex Work
It’s been a while since I read a self-improvement book! The last one I finished was You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn. It definitely is meant for middle grades to high school students, but I still found some really good advice. Maya wrote this book… Continue reading You Got This!
As first posted on feministbookclub.com A few days ago, Jenna Bush Hager revealed her December pick for her book club Read With Jenna. This month, she and her book club members will be reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Now, this isn’t a surprising book club pick considering the huge wave of anti-racism education happening since the riots… Continue reading Remove the Sticker
As first posted on feministbookclub.com The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a novel that weaves together the story of twins, as well as those who’s lives have been touch by them. The Vignes sisters run away from their small black town, of which the people look all the same—light-skinned black people. One twin returns to… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
Books would be boring if we read the same stories about the same people all the time. I am starting to really like books with traditionally unlikeable characters, especially if they are Black women. Books about crazy, messy, or disagreeable Black women are so important; they provide important perspective that Black women can exist however… Continue reading Books About Crazy Black Women
As first seen on feministbookclub.com 🥰 Lately I have been feeling like I need to channel my inner wizard and make a miracle. 2020 has been filled with days where I was covered in a black veil. I’m referencing Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown, released earlier this… Continue reading Feminism is Wizardry
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. This is by far my least favorite holiday. I hate the food and the racist origins of this terrible holiday. Tensions are high in our nation right now, and many families will be getting together over gross stuff like ambrosia salad. If the thought of being around your family right now… Continue reading Books about sad families
Now that doomsday seems like a next week issue instead of tomorrow, here are some reads that will serve as a reminder that it takes work for us to avoid getting to these places.