Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Share some of your favorite books written by Black authors or featuring Black characters
So I actually wrote pretty extensively on this topic last year. As a person of color, I think there’s an expectation that I love books with POC. And while I love supporting authors of color, I’m not particularly drawn to books with black characters — at least not where their blackness is a primary point of the book. If it’s incidental, I’m more likely to enjoy it.
That being said, I scoured the books I read last year to find see if I have some new favorites with black characters. As for authors, I have no idea what most authors race/ethnicity is (unless their name makes it fairly obvious), so I really can’t comment on it.
- Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
- How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole
- The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum