Friday Reads & Thangs…


Hello Book Lovers! It’s been about 2 weeks since my last post where I reviewed Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson. There has been very little to no reading on my part since then. Friday Reads & Thangs is usually where I check in & share life updates, what I’m reading, watching, or sight seeing. However, this past week it was more important to stand up for a movement. I’ve been more visible on my Bookstagram trying to do my part in uplifting Black voices as well as sharing resources as I come across them in my IG stories. I’ve always aimed to read diversely & boost marginalized POC voices for my personal growth as well as to share on this platform. As a mother of two amazing Afro-Latinx kids, I consider it my every day goal to seek out knowledge that I can share with them. The need to listen & uplift black voices in the book community shouldn’t be something that is only now being done. That it is being done (Finally!) is a step in the right direction. I will continue to boost on all platforms with hopes that our tomorrow looks nothing like our present. Below are some of the links I’ve come across & utilized, there are many more easily accessible online. The petitions listed below are very quick to sign & will only take a moment of your time. I’ve also attached links for some of the resources I’ve come across as well as a list of where you can donate if you’re able to. Whether you’re on the front lines battling injustice through peaceful protests or signing a petition, you are doing your part in the fight to bring down systemic racism.

PETITIONS

GENERAL LIST OF BLACK LIVES MATTER PETITIONS TO SIGN

Bryanna Wallace & Autumn Gupta

Stand with Breonna Petition

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for Darius J. Tarver

Justice for George Floyd

RESOURCES

BLACK HISTORY MONTH LIBRARY

ANTI-RACIST READING LIST (NYT)

DOCUMENTARIES THAT ASSIST IN UNDERSTANDING RACISM, PREJUDICE & MOREย 

9 CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE

BEING AFRICAN AMERICAN & LGBTQ

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES

A LIST OF BLACK OWNED INDEPENDENT BOOK STORES

22 BLACK-OWNED BOOKSTORES YOU CAN ORDER FROM ONLINE

20 BOOKS ABOUT ANTI-RACISM TO EDUCATE YOURSELF


Currently I am not posting any bookishย content on any of my platforms. This week has been one to reflect & do my part. On Monday 6/8/2020 I’ll return with a Gush review for Talia Hibbert’s upcoming book Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2)

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