BIPOC authors whose books I’m pledging to read this summer!

Posted June 3, 2020 in Spotlight Tags:

Its Wednesday, and that’s when I usually discuss my #LastNowNext. However, I want to do something different and focus on some books I am adding to my summer TBR to support BIPOC authors (FYI- BIPOC means Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color. Its okay if you didn’t know-I had to look it up earlier this week! Its all about learning and growing). Here are the books I purchased yesterday that I am reading this summer:

Some of these have been on my TBR forever (A Princess in Theory and Intercepted!) and some of these are new to me authors.

My goal is to pick a crop of BIPOC authors’ books to read each season. I don’t want to be supporting them just during this time of crisis. To be a true ally, I need to made the conscious effort to always be ally.

How are you planning to support the BIPOC community? I’m always looking for other ways I can help. I know I have benefited from white privilege and I need to continue to educate myself.

Finally, here are some non-fiction books I have read/listened to in the past that I think are really important to understanding the failings of our society in relation to people of color or for getting a broader perspective on what challenges BIPOC Americans face.

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4 responses to “BIPOC authors whose books I’m pledging to read this summer!

  1. Brenda Jackson is supposed to be the queen of black romance. I keep meaning to try her out. They just got a bunch of her books at my eLibrary too. Already love Alyssa Cole, and really enjoyed all of Martin’s books. I have been reading Hibbert’s Brown Sisters books, which are fantastic, but need to check out her backlist as well.

  2. Great list, I am excited for you to Intercepted and A Princess in Theory as I love both of those. I love the idea of picking a selection of books by BIPOC authors for each season so make sure you’re not just reading these books now but continue to help support authors in the future. I like to think my reading is a mixed bag but I definitely think I need to make a more of an effort to look for books by BIPOC authors rather than hoping I stumble across them in my usual reading. I’ve also been trying to read more non-fiction books to understand the history of racism here in the UK because we are just taught nothing in schools about Britains colonial past or about the clave trade and I am not ok with that.

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