Reading Plan: African-American History Month

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Just as I did last year in February, I’m interested in focusing my reading on books about POCs (specifically people of African descent) and by POCs (again of African descent). So I’ve pulled together a small pile of books from my TBR (plus 1-2 from the library), and thus begins JOMP’s recognition and celebration of Black History Month.

Af-AM books

From bottom to top:

  • The Known World – Edward P. Jones (F)
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker (F)
  • Native Son – Richard Wright (F)
  • Saturday is for Funerals – Unity Dow/Max Essex (NF)
  • Kaffir Boy – Mark Mathabane (NF)
  • They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky – Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak (with Judy A. Bernstein)
  • Bud, Not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis (YA F)
  • Mighty be our Powers – Lemah Gbowee (NF)

Not pictured include:

  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates (NF)

(And the two rectangles are titles whose authors don’t meet the criteria that I’ve set for this month. I’ll read them at some point, but just not at the moment.)

I’m excited to do this again this year, and I’m looking forward to some great reads!

 

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