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Gezemice
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I just love this series. Nnedi Okorafor breathes a fresh air into sci-fi with Binti, who is a young, extremely talented Himba girl, the first ever of her tribe to be accepted to Oomza university. I will need to read more by her!
#ToBeYoungGiftedAndBlack #fiercefeb

readordierachel Perfect choice for this prompt! I want to read her other work too. 2y
Gezemice @ReadOrDieRachel She is so good. I looked through the other posts and figured she has not been mentioned yet, and she is delightful. 2y
CoffeeK8 Great choice! 2y
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kelseynicburke
Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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I‘m a day behind but better late than never! I was always so impressed by Rue‘s survival skills in the Hunger Games and how well she handled a situation that nobody should ever have to deal with, especially a 12 year old ❤️🌳 #FierceFeb #ToBeYoungGiftedandBlack @Cinfhen @batsy

Cinfhen Yay!!! Nice choice😍 2y
readordierachel Good one! 2y
batsy Yup! Agreed! Great pick 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#tobeyounggiftedandblack
#FierceFeb

This photo prompt has caused me to stop and really think... There are SO many “young, gifted and black” authors that I haven‘t read!! Not on purpose, but I just didn‘t know about them until Litsy!! February 26 will be my one year anniversary on Litsy! It has been such a wonderful experience!! Soooo many books added that I need to be reading! So for that I‘m thankful to be introduced to so many new authors!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m also thankful for all of the wonderful friendships I‘ve made here!!! You guys are the best!!! 💞💞💞 2y
batsy Me too, so many unread. On the bright side, we have some great reading to look forward to! 2y
TrishB Agreed 👍🏻 2y
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VeganCleopatra I really enjoyed We Should All Be Feminists. I've been meaning to get to Homegoing for awhile now. Random question: I've been trying to figure out the "book adds" under litfluence and I have no idea how it works, help? Is it defunct now or am I missing something obvious? 2y
Cinfhen Wow!!! Happy early Litsyversary ❣️❣️❣️feel like you've been on Litsy forever!!! 2y
Cathythoughts Beautifully done 💫✨✨ 2y
Christine11 Early Congratulations on your Litsy anniversary! The Untelling has a gorgeous cover - I‘m going to have to look it up !😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @batsy we do!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra click on the search icon at the bottom and then type in your book... then beside the picture of the book is a little icon that looks like a stack of books click that and then click “to read, have read or reading.” ☺️ (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I know!!! I was looking through some old emails and found the confirmation email!! Lol 😂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Christine11 thank you!!! ☺️💕 2y
VeganCleopatra Hmmm that's what I figured it would be but I've done that many times and until the last few hours I had no book adds. Now I have 1 suddenly, though I added numerous just today.🤷‍♀️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra I see that you have added several on your tbr list!! I love elephants 🐘 btw 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra looks like you are doing it right!! 2y
VeganCleopatra Yay for elephant love! 🐘🐘 (edited) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Cinfhen She's awesome!!! Need to read the top two books!!! #somanybookssolittletime and I keep adding more 🙈 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I know!! Me too!!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
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DebinHawaii
Righteous | Joe Ide
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#FierceFeb #ToBeYoungGiftedandBlack Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) is young, gifted and black & now uses his Sherlock Holmes-like talents to solve crimes in his South Central neighborhood. I really enjoyed IQ last year so I was very happy that the second book in the series is on sale today for Kindle for $2.99. 🎉📚👍

batsy I really want to read this 👍 2y
Cinfhen I almost bought this deal yesterday! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Zadie Smith was only 24 when White Teeth was published. Angie Thomas only turns 30 this year. James Baldwin was only 29 when he wrote Go Tell it on the Mountain. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote both Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun before she turned 30.

#ToBeYoungGiftedandBlack #fiercefeb @Cinfhen @batsy

kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 2y
batsy Excellent choices 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 great picks 2y
Cinfhen Such amazing talent 🙌🏻❣️ 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#ToBeYoungGiftedAndBlack

Hamza and Yehat, the Coyote Kings, spend their days in Edmonton working minimum-wage jobs, watching anime, designing mech suits, and helping out in their community. When a femme fatale shows up with an ancient relic, pursued by a group of D&D playing mercenaries called the Fan Boys, they may just have to save the world.

In Alchemists of Kush, 2 child soldiers gain superpowers, one in ancient Egypt - one now. #FierceFeb

batsy This sounds amazing. Love those covers. Also, the description is kind of making me think about the book I just started 2y
Centique Im sold! 2y
Cinfhen Cool!!! I'm interested in 2y
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Centique
Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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#fiercefeb #tobeyounggiftedandblack

This book about four young black girls in 1970s Brooklyn is beautifully written. It‘s about friendships and families and neighbourhoods and how those can help protect you from hardship or subject you to more of it. All these girls are talented, full of potential - but ... in steps race/gender/class/poverty as well as individual traumas. Highly recommend this to everyone.

batsy Love your description. @Billypar picked Woodson too and I know for sure she's a writer I need to check out. 2y
Centique @batsy I need to read that one too! 2y
Cinfhen This was such a lyrically told story! Loved it 2y
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Centique @Cinfhen more proof that when it comes to literary fiction we‘ve got similar taste! 😍👍😁 2y
Cinfhen Yup!!! How do you feel about historical fiction? 2y
Centique @Cinfhen I love history so historical fiction is great for me too 👍👍 2y
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LeahBergen
Brother | David Chariandy
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#ToBeYoungGiftedAndBlack

A few from my TBR mountain.

#FierceFeb

batsy Nice! I looked up Brother... Sounds like a must-read 👍 2y
Cinfhen The Icarus Girl, is that the same author as 2y
Cinfhen I didn't realize she was a black author... I need to bump that book up my TBR list 2y
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LeahBergen @Cinfhen Yes, it‘s the same author. This was her first book. 🙂 2y
LeahBergen @batsy It won this year‘s Writers‘ Trust Fiction Prize. 🇨🇦 2y
Moray_Reads I second @batsy. If it's in a pile with Yaa Gyasi and Helen Oyeyemi I want to read it! 2y
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