LeVar Burton Begins Book Club

LeVar Burton Begins Book Club

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Burton announces first three books of his book club with social reading app Fable. The first three books being Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, and The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward.

9 Poignant Books by Black Authors You Have to Read

9 Poignant Books by Black Authors You Have to Read

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Beautifully written and deeply moving, these nine books explore race and identity. Tinged with each author’s personal experience, these stories are raw, visceral, and unapologetic.   Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi     Image Via Amazon   Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into separate villages. They go on to face wildly different fates; Effia marrys an Englishman and lives out a life of comfort, while Esi is sold into slavery and shipped off to America.  One vein follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of turmoil in Ghana as the Asante and Fante nations wrestle with colonization. The other vein follows …