In just a few hours, the Internet Black Out Day will start. In anticipation and respect, I would not be posting anything on my blog on March 6, 2015 for 24 hours, except for reblogs of those beautiful selfies. Black people need this day better than us. Let them dominate the internet because this is their time. Let their voices be heard, their color be seen, their beauty appreciated.
And so in relation to the said event (and because today is World Book Day), here’s a little something for you bookworms out there: good young adult books with African-American main characters!
FFS I’m so sick of the brooding, tortured, but oh-so-handsome and fantastically wealthy vampire trope. I almost want to write a story about a vampire who’s happy-go-lucky and poor as a church-mouse and totally awkward, just to prove there’s another way to do it.
Day 6: Spine Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen The Magicians by Lev Grossman The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Bleak House by Charles Dickens The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
These are some of my favourite spines from my bookshelves. Apparently I’m a sucker for blues and greens!