BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. This February, in honor of Black History Month, readers are participating in #readingblackout, a movement started by BookTuber Denise D. Cooper that encourages readers to exclusively pick up books by black authors. The Bookish team couldn’t resist joining in, and since we can’t get enough of books written by talented women, we put together a recommendation list featuring 28 books (one for each day of February) written by black women. You’re sure to find a few familiar covers on this list, but we hope you also find some new reads for your TBR pile.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks is a must-read collection of poetry by the acclaimed and beloved poet, author, and teacher.
Love is the Drug
Alaya Dawn Johnson builds a near-future world threatened by a global flu pandemic in her YA novel Love is the Drug. One part conspiracy novel and one part sci-fi, this book will keep you turning pages
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