Plots

28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 28

I was around 12 years old when my dad told me to read Walter Dean Myers' Monster. I picked it up, kind of stunned to see a cover with a black guy on it. It's funny because looking back I expect to have felt slight electric shocks as I opened the first page. But honestly,… Continue reading 28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 28

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28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 27

I still remember the day I turned the final page of Miracle's Boys. I still remember the tear stains on the page. I still remember the presence of the characters as if they were in my room. I still remember the hunger that gripped me to read more. More books that impacted me, more books… Continue reading 28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 27

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28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 21

Diversity is not only about ethnicity it deals with one's body of work too. We desperately need black authors who write everything from historical fiction and coming-of-age narratives to humorous adventure stories and chilling dystopian chronicles. Christopher Paul Curtis is an author whose repertoire is quite varied. In his books Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission and… Continue reading 28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 21