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violettemeier
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Great academic analysis of African American religion and conjuring traditions. Super informative. #blacklitsy #blitsy #magic #religion

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WomanistBibliophile
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I wanted to love this book. The more I heard about it, the more I thought I might love it. But I didn‘t. The writing is excellent, the idea is important—the plotting and the the characterisation of the protagonists lost me.
I know it‘s a super popular book and am keen to hear what you thought about it? Were you absorbed by the story? Did the characters make sense to you?
#blitsy #womensprize

mc916 Oh this was my favorite read for 2018! I loved all the characters, mostly because they were flawed in ways we would never see. Very relevant to what real people are like! 4d
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NYT reported PTSD was diagnosed in 20-30% of Vietnam vets... PTSD is found in less than 5% of the general population—but it is found in 2/3 of prostituted women. All of these factors have a disproportionately harsher impact on African American women & WoC; African American women are 7% of the US population yet comprise more than 50% of women used in prostitution. Other WoC are also over represented as prostituted women.
Vednita Carter

#blitsy

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sammisho
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Pickpick

Fun, easy read! I am a sucker for a "becoming royal" love story. #blitsy
#pop19 book with same title (1)

SW-T I really liked this one 😊 2w
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Chelleo
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖🎧2019-05-19

This book hit me directly in the feels. It poses all the hard questions and doesn‘t attempt to provide a neat ending with all the answers. This book needs to be in the hands of all black teens, especially young men. If you give a damn about black lives, then you should read it. And if you don‘t, you definitely need to read it and get a clue.

#ownvoices #readdiversebooks #blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Jee_HookedOnBookz Met the author too! Brilliant young lady! ❤️ 4w
BarbaraBB Great review. Will do 💕 4w
TrishB Loved this one 💕 4w
lele1432 Yay so glad you loved it too! It was so good!! 3w
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Chelleo
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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Enjoying the playground and Kam took a break to look at my book. He picked out some of his sight words.

#boysreadtoo #raisingreaders #boymom #brilliantblackboy #blacklivesmatter#ownvoices #blitsy #blacklitsy #kidsoflitsy #litsykids #pocauthor #yareaddiversebooks

Leftcoastzen So cute! 1mo
Johanna414 Love that! 1mo
Robothugs Hey! Check your goodreads messages! 😄 4w
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Chelleo
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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1️⃣ “She nods and heads back to the kitchen. Returns with a dish full of jasmine rice WITH THREE CHUNKS OF BUTTER MELTING INTO IT.”

😳🤮 The travesty! Butter is NOT meant for rice!!

2️⃣ “ “It‘s fucked up — there‘s no escaping the BMC,” Quran says.

“The BMC?”

”Yeah. Black Man‘s Curse. World‘s got diarrhea and dudes like us are the toilet. “”

😖😡🤬

#blitsy #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter

Chelleo Thank you for the bookmark @Endowarrior21 It‘s perfect for this book! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this book! 1mo
Endowarrior21 @Chelleo your welcome 1mo
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Chelleo
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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I dread the day that we have this conversation with our boys but we must equip them with any and every tool available to them.

#raisingblackboys #boystomen #blacklitsy #blitsy #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #pocauthors #blacklit #ya #boysreadtoo #blacklivesmatter

Nebklvr 😞 1mo
Eggbeater 😢❤ My heart goes out to you, my vote is always with better district attourneys. #blacklivesmatter 1mo
Mdargusch Heartbreaking in this day and age. 1mo
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cobwebmoth 💔 1mo
Reggie I listen to This American Life the podcast and one of their episodes is called The Birds and the Bees. It was about the important conversations you got when you were a kid. Kamau Bell is on there talking about how he was 8 and his mother asked him what he wanted for breakfast. He thought someone was dying because it wasn‘t his birthday. But that was the day she had the conversation of what it meant for his life, having the color of skin he had. 1mo
Reggie That was a couple of years ago. The fact those conversations even have to happen suck. But now it‘s important to have them. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This is so heartbreaking💔 1mo
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Chelleo
On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I had time between meetings today so I stopped by the campus bookstore and snagged these two titles. #bookhaul #pocauthors #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

HOTPock3tt On the come up was AMAZING!! My fave read of 2019! ♥️😃 1mo
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt yasssss! I‘m looking forward to it. Will likely bump up to the top of my TBR list. 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Both were so good. Powerful reads! 1mo
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TheWordJar I have On the Come Up waiting for me on my bookshelves, and I‘m on the hold list for Dear Martin. I‘ve heard such good things about them! 1mo
Karkar I just finished Dear Martin....so good!!! 1mo
tjwill Both great choices! 1mo
rachelm Awesome choices! Loooved On the Come Up. Can‘t wait for the movie! 1mo
Chelleo @Karkar Sadly, I‘ve owned the ebook for months and still haven‘t read it but I couldn‘t pass up the print deal. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl Loved On the Come Up! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Dear Martin is really good! 1mo
RebL I just finished OTCU maybe 5 minutes ago. I like it even better than THUG. 1mo
Chelleo @RebL Really?! Ok, I can‘t read both books at the same time, how am I going to choose?!?!? 😭 1mo
RebL @Chelleo Yes. I liked both, but Bri is so much more herself (for a fictional character). She‘s not a navel gazer, though her tendency to act first and think later gets her in trouble. I like her arc. Plus the wordplay is fun. 1mo
Chelleo @RebL It‘s a great review! You should post it. Thanks! 1mo
RaimeyGallant On the Come Up is so good! 1mo
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Chelleo
Stars Beneath Our Feet | David Barclay Moore
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Haven‘t been able to find anything that really pulls me in so I‘m checking this one out. #currentlylistening #audiocommute #audiodriving #readdiversebooks #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoice #pocauthors #blacklitsy #blitsy

MaureenMc I recently listened to this audio, too. Great story, and I really liked the narrator. 1mo
Louise How was it? 3w
Chelleo @Louise I put it down. It was slow moving and I just couldn‘t get into it. I‘ll revisit it soon. 3w
Louise Thanks. 👍 3w
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