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November was a very busy month. I participated in the @_Indigathon and Non-fiction November reading challenges. I attended the annual NCTE Conference and ALAN Workshop. And on top of all of that I was engaged in Mom Moves for getting the house and family ready for Thanksgiving Break. Check out what I accomplished in my November Wrap-up.
Book Tour/Anticipated Read
This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2021. The cover had me hooked, because duh, black mermaids! I stalked this digital galley waiting for it to be released on Netgalley and pounced on it the moment it hit the site. I was not disappointed! Check out my review.
- Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen (African Mythology and Mermaids, loved it!)
As a former journalist, I love nonfiction. I don’t really lean more towards nonfiction or fiction either. They just serves different reading needs of mine.
- Black Nerd Problems by William Evans and Omar Holmon (Hilarious! If you love pop culture, read this book!)
- Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed by Saraciea Fennell (Review Coming soon! This book touched my heart.)
If you haven’t heard of @Indigathon, then you should check out their account on Instagram! I heard about them from @Bookish_afrolatina and decided to check them out. They have some awesome reading recommendations for books written by Indigenous authors. I plan to join them again next year, especially since I got a late start this year and wasn’t able to check that many boxes off on my challenge list. Check out my post Supporting Indigenous Authors All Year Long for more on my reading experience with this challenge.
- Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard (Author), Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
- I Sang You Down From the Stars by Tasha Spillet-Sumner(Author), Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
- We Are the Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (Author), Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
- Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-To-Be Best Friend By Dawn Quigley (Author), Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
Young Readers Books/ Black Boy Joy
Thanks to the Educator ALC Program with Libro.fm, the kids and I got to listen to these two Black Boy Joy gems after school. I have dubbed that time After-school Audiobook Time.
🎧 Marcus Makes A Movie By Kevin Hart (Soooo funny! Kevin Hart is the narrator, nuff said!)
🎧 Stuntboy, In The Meantime By Jason Reynolds (There is a whole cast of characters and sound effects! I will be going back to read the physical copy before I write the review.)
I hope you saw a reading recommendations to add to your own TBR list from my November Wrap-up! Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books or plan too.