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Six for Sunday – Book Recommendations by Black Authors

It’s Sunday and time for Six for Sunday! This is a weekly blog feature started by A Little But a Lot. To wrap up Black History Month in the UK, this week’s prompt is books by Black authors that I recommend. Most of these I mentioned previously so guessing not many surprises but here are my recent favorites by Black authors.

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – I know this is poetry and that scared me too but it’s wonderful. If you haven’t tried it, it’s a super quick read, please please please give it a shot.
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – This YA thriller is phenomenal and such a powerful read that has a lot to say. I don’t like to say a lot about this one as I think it’s better to just not know what you’re getting into for this read but it’s so good and has a powerful message wrapped into the story. I cannot recommend this book more highly.
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler – This older sci-fi novel about a Black woman who time travels back to the time of slavery, sometime with her white husband is such an interesting read and look at slavery.
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – This book deserves all of the praise it gets and is such an important read. Everyone should pick it up regardless of race or age.
  • Amari and The Night Brothers by BB Alston – This new middle grade fantasy series with a Black female main character is so imaginative and enchanting and so very needed in this genre.
  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko – This YA fantasy series is very unique and a celebration of friends and found family. It was a delightful surprise and would be a good choice for any fan of YA fantasy.

Sadly, I think this will be my final Six for Sunday post. The host of this feature has stopped posting so it has lost the social aspect of reviewing other blogger’s thoughts and the topics are getting pretty repetitive. So, I started Top Ten Tuesday last week and plan to do that similar one instead.

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