In light of everything going on in our world right now, I wasn’t sure if I should still be continuing to post on the blog. Everything I could potentially and usually write about just seems so small compared to pandemic and protests in the street over racism and police brutality. But I also don’t want to sit here and NOT say anything either. I have 5000 followers of this blog – I have to utilize that somehow. I posted yesterday about ways to help the cause and how I’m feeling and all of that. You can read that here.
But I wanted to share a list of books by people of color – of all different colors – that I think you guys should read. Some of them directly talk about color and are full stories of that culture and some of them are just great books written by people of color. Some of them have amazing main characters with people of color. Its been shown again and again that reading makes me more empathetic, more tolerant and more capable of acceptance. Maybe if we read more people of color, it would help, even just a little bit.
These are all books that I have read. I know that I too can get better at reading more people of color. Make sure to do your research and find more books by authors of color!