By Dawn M. Baskerville via https://thegrio.com
It goes without saying that the national mood is ripe for women—and particularly Black women—to speak up and speak out about what they think, feel, and know. So in that spirit, and in honor of Women’s History Month, here are 20 new and upcoming releases from Black women authors that you should be reading this year. Some of the authors are venerable vets you know, others are notable newbies you’re invited to discover. All of them will allow you to slow things down to escape for a little bit of literary luxury, and give you something to talk about when you come up for air. Happy reading!
1.Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom (The New Press)
Through smart, provocative essays, Cottom, an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, tells rivetingly powerful musings that are aimed at inspiring discussion, and even debate, as they speak truth to power.
- The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris (Penguin Press)
The senator from California speaks about the core truths that she’s come to uphold, based on her upbringing by immigrants and her childhood in Oakland. By drawing on the wisdom ..