I hear and see so many things by many bloggers and promoters talking about the lack of diversity or when some of these blogs do feature "diverse" blogs or books many are excluded. I had to look at myself and think back and see how I can contribute to featuring more diverse books. Because lets face it even though I do read across genres majority of the books I promote are mainstream partly because we have very few diverse promoters and the ones who have hit me up have been very unprofessional. So like many before me and after me in order for things to change you have to start with you first.
There has been a saying lately called "black girl magic"
Black Girl Magic is described by one blogger as:
a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring, or mind-blowing about ourselves.
And lets be clear this is not to put down one race over the other but to celebrate the culture and the beauty of African-American women. Below I have listed a few books that are a few favorite of mine. Black history isnt just a month its everyday and it is American History.
This list can go on and on honestly! And it is plenty of books I left out. What books are your "black girl magic?"