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Lit Hub Daily: April 26, 2024

“I yearned for a bigger life and was sure it would come for me.” Aaron Hicklin on how the novels of Lynne Reid Banks helped him see himself. | Lit Hub Memoir “The more pertinent question than what we can write is what we who are Black authors can write about that a publisher will […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-04-26 10:30:59 UTC ]
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7 Books By Black Authors That Might Not Be On Your Reading List, But Should Be

“I Don’t Want To Die Poor” author Michael Arceneaux discusses his upcoming book and his fight for representation. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2024-03-04 10:45:07 UTC ]
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Book Riot’s YA Book Deals of the Day for February 10, 2024

14 excellent YA contemporary, romantic, fantastical, and nonfiction reads by Black authors all under $4 this weekend. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-10 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Black Romance Authors and Editors Share Their Passion for Love Stories

Amid ongoing challenges, Black authors and editors are creating the love stories they want to read. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘I thought it was me alone’: how the Black British book festival has grown

Now in its third year, the event stepped up its ambitions and aims not only to spotlight authors but to change audiencesAs a child, Selina Brown had a Saturday routine: her mother would go shopping and leave her at the library, where she would speed her way through novels by Jacqueline Wilson... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-20 12:55:16 UTC ]
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Legacy and Impact Lead This Year’s All Ways Black Initiative From Penguin Random House

With recent book bans in the U.S. causing alarm across the country, it's more crucial than ever to show support for literature in its many forms. As books by Black writers continue to be among the most targeted by extremist groups, Black authors, publishers and supporters are working double time... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2023-02-16 17:50:25 UTC ]
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Obituary: Phyllis Fogelman

Children’s book publisher Phyllis Fogelman, a champion of books by Black authors and illustrators and mentor to many in the children’s book industry, died on December 18 at age 89. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-12-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books by Black Authors: A Reading List 

A reading list hints at the richness and breadth of African American children’s writing before Brown v. Board of Education. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2022-03-19 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Incredible Books By Black Authors, According To Black Bookstore Owners

Works by writers like bell hooks, Damon Young and James Baldwin that will educate and make an impact on everyone. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2022-01-31 16:37:38 UTC ]
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Hundreds of books ready for display at new Black Community Library in London, Ont.

An all-new Black library is opening in London, Ont., at the end January. It will feature books written by Black authors from Canada and around the world.   Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2022-01-28 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Dedicated category previews for Black authors, LGBTQ+ titles

The Bookseller is to run two new category previews in the second quarter of 2021 as it looks to highlight growing areas of the market and key national celebrations such as Black History Month and Pride. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 22:49:33 UTC ]
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Mariah Carey's essential reading list includes, of course, her own memoir, dahlings

Mariah Carey's list of 'essential 2020 reading' includes a host of books by Black authors, along with the pop diva's own bestselling recent memoir. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-01 18:44:49 UTC ]
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17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

These short stories by Black authors include some of the best Black short stories published, for middle graders, YA readers, and adults. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-16 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Angry Robot extends Black Voices Matter open submissions window

Independent publisher Angry Robot Books has extended indefinitely its open submission window for sci-fi and fantasy novels by black authors, following a positive response to the initiative.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 03:52:28 UTC ]
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How to promote books by black authors

As a black publicist with more than seven years in culture and entertainment publicity, I have sat in many all-white creative meetings where the genuine answer to making a campaign diverse was to give Stormzy a call (before that it was Tinie Tempah).  If you are serious about diversity and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-24 03:36:15 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-29 17:45:42 UTC ]
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Can #BlackoutBestsellerList be the reckoning the publishing industry needs?

The social media campaign could force publishers to focus on black writers by encouraging readers to buy their booksCould the New York Times’ Best Seller book list ever be filled entirely by black authors?As industries undergo reckonings around race, in the wake of international demonstrations... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-17 10:00:17 UTC ]
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Amistad Launches #BlackoutBestsellerList on Social Media

Looking to showcase the popularity of Black literature, Amistad Press has launched the hashtag campaign #BlackoutBestsellerList and #BlackPublishingPower in an effort to support the work of Black authors and Black book professionals. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support causeBernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-10 13:46:40 UTC ]
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