In today’s media-literate society, it’s important for all of us to take the time to learn from Black literature, support Black female authors and bookstore owners, and take small steps towards creating a more inclusive, diverse culture. Although these reads may be uncomfortable for some, it’s necessary to dismantle our own racial biases.
Irvetta has compiled a list of five must-read books discussing topics such as race, mass incarceration, white privilege, sexuality, and white supremacy. All five books are written by Black female authors. Included below each description are links to purchase from Black-owned bookstores accompanied by locations with in-store availability (these being Black-owned bookstores as well).Continue reading