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Black History Month
Black History Month: Reclaiming a Lost Legacy | Ralph L. Crowder
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cocomass
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THANK YOU @Chelleo both for being an amazing #blitsyhistorymonth host AND for my amazing package!! 😍 I wish I‘d taken a picture of the fabulous wrapping before tearing it open. I love these books, and I love that you chose a few for me! My shirt‘s wonderful—clearly you picked up on my love of black poets. I‘m happy you patronized black owned businesses/museums on my behalf. And of course the Obamas 💕 And a mug for my tea ✊🏽 So thoughtful 😊

cocomass PS not pictured is my chocolate covered popcorn which I was literally eating while staging this photo 😂🍫🍿 (edited) 7mo
Chelleo LOL! I was worried about the treats...you usually post such healthy snacks! The chocolate covered popcorn was the best option in a candy store that literally smells of pure sugar 🤣 And it took all the willpower I could muster to mail that blackish mug off to you! Glad you enjoyed your box! 7mo
Chelleo Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the SW books. I hope you like them as much as I do. 7mo
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cocomass @Chelleo the mug is an AMAZING FIND. Also I always have healthy snacks because I have no self control. The popcorn is gone. 😂 7mo
Chelleo @cocomass Next time I stop by that place, I‘ll pick you up some more 😍 I agree, it was delicious...I taste tested it for the first time when I bought yours 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic haul! 7mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 7mo
Chelleo Hey friend! 1w
cocomass @Chelleo hey!!! I‘ve been prepping to start a PhD program and am super MIA. But I am happy, healthy, and excited to be full-time studying literacy and language education for Black students 😊 I should probably make a post about it so people don‘t think I‘ve died, but if you ever want to get ahold of me, you can shoot me an email. I‘d love to keep in touch (and pick your brain from time to time)! 💕 4d
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Wannabe_Quijote
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What a generous #blitsyhistorymonth box, @CSeydel !! Thank you so much....I LOVE the #coffeeMug!!

Thanks for doing this for us, @Chelleo

Chelleo That mug! 😍🤩 ❤️ Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 7mo
riversong153 Wonderful! I loved The Fifth Season!! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely! 📚💖 7mo
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sweetpealsd
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Thank you @CaliforniaCay for a wonderful swap package! I love everything, especially the tote! Thank you @Chelleo for putting together this wonderful swap !#BlitsyHistoryMonth ! #BHM

Chelleo Those socks, though!!! 🤩😍♥️ Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 7mo
riversong153 Obama socks! I love it!! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderful! Love the Obama socks!! 7mo
sweetpealsd They are nice, right?! @CaliforniaCay has wonderful taste! 7mo
CaliforniaCay You are so very welcome! I had a lot of fun putting this together. Enjoy! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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#blackhistorymonth roundup - 14 books and halfway through one more, plus the three events I went to this month.

Proud of my wide reading this month spanning pre conquest Africa-2019 via Dumas and the Harlem Renaissance! I covered classics, contemporary, lit crit, anthropology, memoir, politics fantasy and read incredible books from 3 languages.

Here‘s to keeping this up and giving black history & writing the importance it deserves every month

TheKidUpstairs Great reading month! And your penmanship is lovely! 7mo
lele1432 Wow, really great month!! 7mo
Naj That's a great reading month! As someone who only managed to read two books this month, I'm really impressed. 7mo
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Leslie2
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@Liatrek my #BlitsyHistoryMonth package arrived today!!!! Thank you!! I can't wait to open it tomorrow!! #BHM @Chelleo

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Wannabe_Quijote
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@CSeydel It came! A good pick-me-up while I‘m recovering from some surgery!

#blitsyhistorymonth @Chelleo #bookswap

CSeydel Yay! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! 7mo
Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Sending healing vibes your way! 7mo
mariaku21 Sending good vibes for a speedy recovery! 7mo
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riversong153 Hope you‘re healing well! 7mo
CSeydel According to the tracking info, the Etsy item I ordered was delivered to you today. It‘s part of your BHMSwap gift. It seemed more sensible to have it sent directly to you than ship it to myself first. I hope you don‘t mind :) 7mo
Wannabe_Quijote @CSeydel It made it! Can‘t wait to see what‘s inside! 7mo
CSeydel Oh good 🤗 hope you like it‘ 7mo
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CSeydel
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Annoyed with myself that it took SO LONG to get my #BHMSwap goodies to the post office, but finally the box is en route to @Wannabe_Quijote ! Should arrive early next week. Also - expect a second (small) parcel shipping to you directly from Etsy seller TheTriniGee.

#BlitsyHistoryMonth

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤩 7mo
Wannabe_Quijote Thanks! Can‘t wait! 7mo
wordzie 🙌 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@MolliesaurusRex @Chelleo my #Blitsy package has arrived!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😍 7mo
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CSeydel
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#BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHMSwap #blitsy

Thank you @Annl the package arrived today! Woot! Now ... to wait patiently ...

I plan to send mine out by Friday at the latest. Should easily arrive by 2/28! Thank you @Chelleo for organizing. I‘m excited!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾♥️ 7mo
Annl Glad it is there! I am counting down the days! 7mo
riversong153 Wonderful! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Progress check for my #blackhistorymonth reading. My minimum goal was to read 10 books by black authors which I hope I‘m on track to manage! I also want to get some more non fiction in there before the end of the month. I have a few more on my shelves I can read and include - trying to focus on reading books I own not buying more but I have some Maya Angelou and some Dubois I haven‘t read yet!

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kyraleseberg
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I love the doorway to story time at our local library decorated to celebrate Black History Month. So creative and beautiful!

DivineDiana It is! 7mo
Erinreadsthebooks That is fantastic! 😍🙌🏼 7mo
Patchshank Wow. That's amazing. ❤️ It looks great. Very original. 😍 7mo
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gradcat That is so great! I love, love, love that ribbon hair!! It‘s perfect! 👌🏻 7mo
Bibliogeekery 💜 7mo
readinginthedark 😍Gorgeous! 7mo
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Annl
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A package received and a package sent, now to wait. #blitsyhistorymonth @Chelleo

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾lovely! 7mo
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cocomass
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Hello hi hey!! My #BlitsyHistoryMonth package arrived today and I am sooooo stoked and excited!!

(Also motivated to get mine out as soon as my last item arrives)

This just brought me so much joy and I haven‘t even opened it yet! 1000x thanks to @Chelleo for hosting and organizing ✊🏽

#blitsy

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Yes! I can‘t wait!!! 😬😬😬Beautiful flowers too! 7mo
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Shvonne
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I shipped my #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap box today but forgot to take a picture beforehand. #bhm #blitsy #blitsyhistorymonth #musicbox

Chelleo Cool!!! I‘m waiting on one last thing and off mine goes! 8mo
riversong153 That box is beautifully wrapped. 7mo
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Kaye
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Celebrating Black History Month.

8little_paws Balm and swing time were both very good imo. I have ruby to read next actually. 8mo
Kaye I haven‘t read any of these either but The Good Lord Bird sounds good to me. @8little_paws 8mo
8little_paws @Kaye I've got that on the kindle to read someday. I've learned that buying cheap kindle books just means they go into this kindle black hole rarely to be seen again 8mo
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Kaye Yep I know what you mean. Once in awhile I go in and do a clean out of stuff I know I‘ll never read , and not sure why I got it to start with ! @8little_paws 8mo
8little_paws I unsubscribed to those daily deal sites and no longer buy them. I know i'm just more of a library user more than anything. 8mo
Kaye Yep, me too. I‘m trying to be more thrifty this year. I need to use my libraries. I have so many really cool ones very close to us, so I‘m going to be hitting them up more often . I could save a pickup truck of money 💰 💵 💴 , then buy a pickup truck 😁. @8little_paws 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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My reading goals for #February #BlackHistoryMonth

Looking over my reading list from last year I definitely need to add more POC authors to my general repertoire. It's not something I consciously think of, but it probably should be.

suzisteffen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes, I think looking at the numbers can be very helpful in planning to make sure we read a representative range of authors. 8mo
Gaylagal2 Me too 🤓 8mo
Weaponxgirl I‘ve been working on this for a few years and it becomes second nature eventually, I always keep an eye on my goodreads account and try to make sure that if I read a few straight white authors in a row that I add in an author who isn‘t. There is always room for improvement but I‘ve definitely found some amazing books and authors I wouldn‘t have if I hadn‘t been keeping track. Good luck 😊 8mo
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hhavel Thanks for welcoming me to Litsy! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @hhavel This place is the best! Hope you're enjoying it so far! 📖💙 8mo
hhavel I definitely am. I think I'm getting the hang of it, slowly but surely. Thanks for your encouragement! 8mo
RaimeyGallant I love this image. I sometimes do that, too: look at what I've read recently and realize I need more #ownvoices in my life. Guess what came!!!!!!! Thank you so much, Danielle! I'm so excited to open it! My heart is going to be all warm and fuzzy for the rest of the week. :) 8mo
RaimeyGallant I couldn't hold off any longer, so I opened it all. I only lasted about five minutes, lol. I love it so much. I definitely need/want to read The Kite Runner as soon as possible. I'm just editing my own book right now, but will have more time for reading more soon! Thank you so much! The page magnets are gorgeous, and I'm licking that delicious lip balm off my lips as I write. Will post a pic for you tomorrow when I have better light. :) 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @RaimeyGallant 🤣 Yay. Glad you liked it. I have no self control either, so I don't blame you for opening it. 💕💕 8mo
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Endowarrior21
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This was posted on FB but I wanted to share it here too. #blackhistorymonth #Feburary1-28 @Chelleo

Gaylagal2 Fabulous!🤙 8mo
Seekingtardis That is AMAZING!!!! 8mo
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Chelleo 😍🥰🤛🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😘🙅🏾‍♀️this is giving me L I F E!!! That‘s so amazingly beautiful! 8mo
julesG 😍😍 8mo
Puredragonstar Wow how beautiful!!!! Very impressive!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💜 8mo
TheBookKeepers Amazing! 8mo
rather_be_reading so cool! 7mo
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riversong153
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Hey!! All the #BlitsyHistoryMonth participants...how is stalking/shopping going?? I‘m interested in seeing how everyone is progressing!! Let‘s give @Chelleo some #BHMSwap updates!!

Chelleo I went shopping yesterday for a few items and found some really cute wrapping paper! It‘s so hard not to spend all my money on my match and myself!!! I‘ve found so many cute things that I want too! 8mo
riversong153 @Chelleo agreed! I literally wanted everything I got for my match! 8mo
Kayla.Adriena I'm obsessed with my wrapping paper too! I'm waiting for a few books specifically to come out then my package will be going out probably the 12th! @Chelleo 8mo
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CSeydel I have my books all ready to go but I‘m horrible at picking “bookish gifts”. Please share your ideas! 7mo
riversong153 @CSeydel Royal Naija Imports has an Etsy shop with some really nice African diaspora stuff. In terms of bookish gifts, I like bookmarks (with funny sayings), also Out of Print (check their website) has really nice bookish socks, tshirts etc. also anything cozy like tea, hot chocolate, a mug, socks! 7mo
riversong153 @CSeydel no problem! I hope it helps! 7mo
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Gaylagal2
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☕️Tea (chai or black tea), Coffee (dark or medium, no flavors)
💋Chapstick (eos😉), Lotion (anything with shea butter - Jergens is my go to)
🍫🍯Sweet!
👕🧦Love tshirt (L) and socks (7 1/2 shoe)
📖Love bookmarks, magnets and pins 🤙

#BHMSWAP @Chelleo

EchoLogical Shea butter and cocoa butter, yes! 8mo
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AmyG
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The #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BLM package is on it‘s way.
@Chelleo

And...#justabookswap #round2 is also on it‘s way.
@TheBookKeepers

Chelleo Can‘t wait to see everyone‘s open posts!!! 8mo
TheBookKeepers 🎉🎉 thanks for the update!!! A lot have been mailed out the past couple of days so I‘m excited to start seeing what everyone got! 8mo
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Tashaxlynn
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Tea ☕️
Candles 🕯
Sweet 🍭
Socks, specifically fuzzy 🧦
Bookmarks 🔖
#blitsyhistorymonth #bhmswap

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Samplergal
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Coffee, but tea is my evening drink.
Lotions
Yes please! 😜
T shirt for certain
Bookmarks, although I swear I end up with receipts half the time.

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Li_21
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Litsy friends! Please be sure to check out this amazing swap! So many great African American writers that would make this swap an exciting one! Head on over to @Chelleo page and sign up!!! #blitsyhistorymonthswap #blhms

Chelleo Thanks friend! 🤗 9mo
Li_21 Your welcome! I'm sorry I didn't share sooner, I blame holiday shopping. I need you to email me pleaseeee! Licarolina721@gmail.com @Chelleo 9mo
Chelleo No worries! Glad you‘re joining in! Email coming. 9mo
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EchoLogical
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Friends! I just signed up for this and I'm so excited. Head to @Chelleo 's post for more info and to sign up!

#blitsy #blitsyswap #blackhistory

Chelleo I‘m so excited for the #BlitsyHistoryMonth swap toooooo! I was just in the bookstore and saw about a dozen things I wanted to buy for it!! 10mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Check out this amazing swap opportunity! #blitsyhistorymonth or @Chelleo

Chelleo Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Save The Date!! @Chelleo is hosting a Black History Month Swap. Such a great idea! See her original post for more details.

#BlitsyHistoryMonth

*US Littens only. Make sure to sign up, cuz if it's a success she'll open it up to international the next year & then I can play too!! 😋

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Larkken
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https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0Bz011IF2Pu9TUWIxVWxybGJ1Ync

It's Black History Month for a few more days, and I only just found the above repository of scholarly articles and information from a Twitter repost. It looks like a pretty interesting resource! (Thank goodness for friends who Twitter, since I can't bring myself to join) ❤️

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theshrinkette
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Day 7: Black writers. #bookriot #riotgrams #blackwriters

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Sue
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So I believe it‘s Black History month in the US. What are you reading? Are you doing this challenge by @BrownGirlReading ?

OneBookishBabe Yes I definitely am 😊 2y
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cocomass
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I got so excited about starting my #blackhistorymonth reading that I couldn‘t choose a book for my commute 😍 One for the morning, one for the evening. #ReadSoulLit

AmyG The Sellout was awesome. 2y
Tamra Good decision, more is better! 😃 2y
BellaBookNook Glad I‘m not the only one that finds it hard to make decisions!! Happy Black History Month! 2y
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theshrinkette
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Here's some of the titles I'm hoping to get to this month. #readsoullit

MicheleinPhilly Here Comes the Sun is one of my all time favorites. 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Shopping my shelves for more books to read in Feb! #blackauthors #MountTBR I mean, I'm never gonna get to all of these, but at least I have a stack for if I make it thru the few I already set aside for #blackhistorymonth. Excited to read Danez Smith/Gwendolyn Brooks/Audre Lorde for #poetrychallenge2018! The epigraph in Oyeyemi's White is for Witching from a Brooks poem is what inspired me to start the challenge in the first place!

Tamra I have been on the look-out for Salvage the Bones in used shops but haven‘t snagged one yet. 😐 2y
Jess7 I plan to read this one. I posted about it twice recently. I‘ve heard really good things about it ! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Jess7 Awesome! I have it on hold but it won't come in for a while. 2y
UrsulaMonarch That is an excellent stack! 👏📚👏 2y
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