Inspiring Books to Read in Honor of Black History Month

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Hey PEEPS I AM BACK..& R-E-A-D-Y to celebrate Black History Month. A month where we can shed some LIGHT on our EXPERIENCES and ALSO the many things WE have accomplished throughout history.

So.. I thought it was time we HIGHLIGHT some books written by black authors.

SEVEN books TO BE EXACT.

The books I CHOSE, range from children’s to classics books written by black authors. These worth-reading books will NOT ONLY ENTERTAIN & INSPIRE you to think OUT SIDE OF THE BOX, but they also MIGHT CONVINCE YOU to Level UP!

So, HERE we GO..

#1 “Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!” by Marley Dias

Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You is an inspirational non-fiction book written by a teenage activist and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks. With this book, Marley Dias shares TIPS & her own experiences, encouraging children and others to make a positive impact in the WORLD.

#2 “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers is a fictional novel that highlights the experience of two different families who endured a financial crisis. Imbolo Mbue was inspired to write this novel after her personal experiences of losing a job and being unemployed during the Great Recession.

#3 “Becoming” by Michelle Obama

Becoming is an autobiography that highlights the life of former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. She shares her personal experiences, such as growing up in the South Side of Chicago, life in college, meeting her husband, her role as a mother, and her tenure in the White House. Through her personal experiences, she shared wisdom that will encourage others to stay MOTIVATED and feel CONFIDENT in what they do.

#4 “Well-Read Black Girl”by Glory Edim

Well-Read Black Girl is an inspiring book filled with essays that were written by African-American women. Its PURPOSE is to teach others to recognize themselves through literature as they feel a sense of belonging.

#5 “A Lucky Man” by Jamel Brinkley

A Lucky Man is a collection of short stories that reflects on the experiences of black boys & men as they navigate through daily life CHALLENGES. This book inspires others to SEE LIFE   DIFFERENTLY from males perspective.

#6 “When the World Was Set ABLAZE.” by Brianna Byrd

When The World Was Set Ablaze is a collage of poetic reflections and lessons inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic and the fight against racism. This collection of poems is a tribute to the Black community. During such a turbulent and discouraging time, its intent is to offer hope and solace. Brianna Byrd is an aspiring blogger who recently became the CEO of her own publishing company, Heir Publishing LLC, at the age of 18. She is a leader who strives to be a voice for her generation and generations to come.

#7 “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a classic autobiography that highlights the early years of Maya Angelou and how she rose above MANY OBSTACLES in her life. Her experiences teach others important life lessons for SUCCESS & PERSONAL GROWTH.

Now, I KNOW some of you may NOT read much, but make a commitment to ATLEAST choose ONE of these amazing books to read this year & SEE what it might bring to your life!

Why??

BECAUSE..

A little AWARENESS goes a long way.

“Walking in MY PURPOSE on PURPOSE”

Yolanda J 🧑

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