Black Resilience Booksta-Tour

There’s this challenge I’ve been doing over on Instagram called the #BlackResilienceBookstaTour, put together by @prettylittlebookshelf. It celebrates Black resilience and literature and magic.

Initially I wanted to post these as I went, but I managed to get behind. So I’m going to post a weeks worth at a time.

Here’s the first week of the tour in photos. If you have recommendations for any of those categories, leave them in the comments.

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#blackresiliencebookstatour Day 4: Favorite Nonfiction Book about Racism or Slavery ⁣ ⁣ I decided to take a slightly different approach with this one and go with a picture book. This is the true story of how Henry “Box” Brown escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia. Want to talk about Black resilience? The first time I read about Henry Brown it was in Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History. I definitely think Brown’s story needs to be celebrated. ⁣ ⁣ For more, check out @prettylittlebookshelf’s feed, to whom I must say thanks for organizing.⁣ ⁣ And now for those pesky hashtags:⁣ #blackbookbloggers #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #bibliophile #blackhistory #picturebook #diversebooks

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#blackresiliencebookstatour Day 6: Favorite Book Highlight: Black Role Model. ⁣ ⁣ I had to go with James Baldwin on this one. The more I learn about him, the more I realize that the coursework I took for my degree in English literature was severely lacking. I mean, I knew that at the time, but now it’s becoming so much more clear. ⁣ ⁣ I didn’t, as an adolescent, know that Baldwin was an activist. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I heard the things he said about the relationships between white people and Black people (collectively) in the United States. ⁣ ⁣ He is one I look to as I’m trying to become more vocal about issues of injustice. I have some work to do. ⁣ ⁣ #blackbookstagram #bookstagram #blackbookbloggers #JamesBaldwin #TheFireNextTime #bibliophile #blackandwhite #booksofinstagram

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