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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Celebrating Black History Month Part 2: More reading recommendations!

February is Black History Month! Last week we put together a post featuring fiction, biography and memoir, and poetry by black writers. This week we focus on books for kids, plus some critical theory and self-help titles, and a few selections in French!

For kids: I Am So Brave! (Stephen Krensky, Sara Gillingham); Akissi: Histoires pimentées (Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin); Haïti mon pays (poèmes des écoliers de Camp-Perrin); Luke on the Loose (Harry Bliss)

For Kids: Akata Witch (Nnedi Okorafor); Big Hair, Don't Care (Crystal Swain-Bates); Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson); Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)

Critical Theory and Self-Help: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (Stefano Harney, Fred Moten); Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Tricia Rose); The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (Tamara Winfrey Harris); The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander); All About Love: New Visions (bell hooks)

Sélections en français: Aya de Yopougon (Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie); Tout ce qu'on ne te dira pas, Mongo (Dany Laferrière); Amour, colère et folie (Marie Vieux-Chauvet); Je suis la fille du baobab brûlé (Rodney Saint-Éloi); Nous sommes tous des féministes (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, traduit par Sylvie Schneiter et Mona de Pracontal)

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