February 4, 2014

Literature for Black History Month

Join me as I celebrate Black History Month by primarily reading books by us about us.

Brittanica Encyclopedia defines African American Literature as
body of literature written by Americans of African descent. Beginning in the pre-Revolutionary War period, African American writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious, dialogue with American letters. The result is a literature rich in expressive subtlety and social insight, offering illuminating assessments of American identities and history. Although since 1970 African American writers, led by Toni Morrison, have earned widespread critical acclaim, this literature has been recognized internationally as well as nationally since its inception in the late 18th century.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for the Diversity on Your Shelf Challenge. This is the perfect month to start reading and adding diversity to your bookshelf. Join my bookheart Alysia's challenge here: My Little Pocketbooks.

What books by authors of color are you reading this Black History Month?



  1. Thanks so much for the great post and for mentioning my reading challenge. Thank you!!!!

    1. Thanks for offering this great reading challenge. I've almost met my goal already. Should probably up it.