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!

Akata Witch by NNedi Okorafor
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
The Perfect Place by Teresa E. Harris
Bird by Crystal Chan
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake
Kendra by Coe Booth
Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron
Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra


Books & Cupcakes • March Book Photo Challenge

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!