Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Books That Give Off Summer Vibes.

All I could think of doing for this topic was finding summery book covers to make into a collages and calling it done.

But I’m not in the mood for that.

Instead, I’m going to list ten books, in no particular order, that I recently added to my TBR thanks to all the wonderful Bookstagrammers out there who are sharing books by and about African Americans, in order to educate myself.

  1. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  2. The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
  3. Homegoing by Yada Gyasi
  4. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  5. Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
  6. The Color of Law: A Forgotten history of how Our Government Segregated American by Richard Rothstein
  7. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  8. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard or White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  9. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  10. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

There is a really important movement taking place in the United States right now. I think it’s vital for everyone to acknowledge this in some way or another, even if all you can do is pick up a book by a diverse author and make a personal vow to educate yourself on the realities that African American and minority Americans face in the world every single day.

Are there similar books you might recommend? Please share in the comments!


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