I stated on twitter (‘X’) that I wasn’t going to do a thread of favorite books for Black Historical past Month this 12 months as a result of I’m attempting to wean myself off it (but in addition it could nicely have imploded by the tip of October…) however then I felt dangerous as a result of there have been some actual gems this 12 months! So I made a decision to place a month’s price in a weblog put up (every image ought to have a hyperlink to extra particulars)…
The eagle eyed amongst you would possibly discover that there are solely 30 books there and 31 days within the month of October…that’s as a result of my final suggestion is in recognition of this 12 months’s official theme of SALUTING OUR SISTERS…that you just should learn (and push on youthful readers) every thing by the inimitable Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Nadia Shireen, and Malorie Blackman (even when they’re all horrible at updating their web sites 😅)!
There are a great deal of assets on the Black Historical past Month UK web site, together with a studying checklist of books for grownups.
Whereas it’s nonetheless accessible, take a look by means of my outdated lists for some extra faves!
For the final 5 years I’ve completed a thread (generally damaged) for #BlackHistoryMonth of a few of my favorite books (primarily) created by UK primarily based Black authors/illustrators. Not doing it this 12 months as a result of I am avoiding right here, however please do peruse the outdated lists, tangled collectively right here: https://t.co/z7eBMtZIKZ
— Caroline Fielding (@CazApr1) October 2, 2023
But in addition, Matt and I’ve each moved over to Bluesky for some recent air, so come discover us.