Wrap Up

June 2020 Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t adhere to my June 2020 TBR picks. And that’s totally fine! I’m actually happy with the books that I read this month.

I’m a person of colour, but I’m not Black. And I needed a wake up call as to how I was doing as an ally. And the short answer is that I wasn’t doing enough. The fact of the matter is most of us aren’t.

But I hope that you’re keeping engaged with what’s going on in the world. If you have the means, please donate your money. If you’re in good health, please donate your time at protests. If you have the time, please educate yourself by reading literature by Black authors. Put in the work.

Now here’s what I read in June: a collection of books written by fantastic Black authors and authors of colour.

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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Odessa by Jonathan Hill

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan *ARC received by Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

The best resource for ways to help, where you can donate, and protest FAQs: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

If you’re Canadian like I am, please consider donating to these places:

You can find numerous anti-racist book lists, but here’s one that I’ve been referring to: https://bookshop.org/lists/anti-racism

Black Lives Matter.

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