#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love Despite all the accolades and praise that surrounded Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? prior to its release, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Kathleen Collins. An artist of many facets, she was a playwright, filmmaker, and writer. She was one of the first black women to … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 16: Interracial Love

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story History often relegates Coretta Scott King to the background story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, she was his widow and mother of his four children, but she was also an activist and feminist in her own right. She founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 15: Nonfiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story “Magic and myth–fiction as we call it” is how Tiphanie Yanique refers to her novel Land of Love and Drowning in her Author’s Note at the end of the book. The novel is loosely based on her own family’s history in her native land of St. Thomas, one … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 14: Fiction Love Story

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery

  #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery Walter Mosley is well-known for his Easy Rawlins mystery series, but The Man in My Basement is a standalone mystery novel. Thirty-something Charles Dodd-Blakely is a heavy drinker, unemployed and after missing several mortgage payments, is in danger of losing the Long Island, New York, house that he lives in and … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 13: Mystery

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 11: Inspirational

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 11: Inspirational: a book that encourages you to love I worked at Borders Bookstore during the early 2000s. Back then, among some of the books flying off the shelves were Harry Potter,  Oprah Book Club selections, and any author who had been a guest on Oprah’s show, including Dr. Phil and Iyanla … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 11: Inspirational

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 10: Cover Love

#BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 10: Cover Love: Beautiful cover and beautiful love story My rinky dink camera phone doesn’t do it justice, but the jacket cover of Tayari Jones‘ An American Marriage is absolutely stunning and gorgeous. Designed by Jaya Miceli, it has a simple graphic of a many-branched tree with  the rich topaz background color … More #BlackLoveBooks Challenge Day 10: Cover Love