Monday, June 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Fiction and Nonfiction

Regarding my last post:

I don't apologize for my intense visceral reaction. It's the only reaction that is sane, but after a few days, it reeked of self-indulgence. Sitting around shivering and despising my white pelt is only meaningful if there is follow-through, and not just as the cause of the week. Also, if you're busy with self-hatred, you can't focus outward. You aren't able to listen, learn, study and grow.

This article was helpful to me.

Support Black booksellers! I was pleased to see Tulsa represented.

Finally, here's a list of Black writers or subjects of books from my reading journal. Maybe these recommendations will be helpful to someone. If you think a book doesn't belong on the list, please let me know.

1. Caucasia - Danzy Senna. (YA Novel)

2. Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis. (Novel for younger readers)

3. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston. (Novel)

4. Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball - Mark Ribowsky.  (Biography)

5. A Wish After Midnight - Zetta Elliott. (YA Novel)

6. Beloved - Toni Morrison. (Novel)

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. (Nonfiction)

8. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass. (Memoir)

9. 12 Years a Slave - Solomon Northup. (Memoir)

10.Get On Board - James Haskins. (Juv. Nonfiction)

11. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou. (Memoir)

12. Gather Together in My Name - Maya Angelou. (Memoir)

13. The Street - Ann Petry. (Novel)

14. Native Son - Richard Wright. (Novel)


1 comment:

Ruthiella said...

Interesting list! Some familiar and some not. I've been encouraged by other bloggers to read all of Angelou's memoirs. I've only read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings thus far.