February is coming to a close this week. What was your favorite part of the month? I would wager that Katie agrees with me about loving seeing all the posts about books by black authors! Did you celebrate any other way, maybe by reading more books by black authors or looking up anything about their history?
|Katie @ Never Not Reading – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi||Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading – Lullaby by Leila Slimani|
|Teri Polen @ Books and Such – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas||Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi|
|Sam @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas||Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – Dread Nation by Justina Ireland|
|Dani @ Mousai Books – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin||Sophie @ Beware of the Reader – Becoming by Michelle Obama|
|Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads It All – The Color Purple by Alice Walker||Dawlyn & Krysta @ Little Blind Book Finds – Dear Martin by Nic Stone|
|Ashley @ Inside My Minds – The Watsons Go To Birmingham -1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis||Lindsey @ Lindeys Reads – Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann|
|Lizzie @ Stellar Kitten Book Reviews – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas||Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton|
Please let us know if for some reason we missed your post from this month!The votes came in, and the Popular Choice for Best Book by a Black Author is:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book has gotten so much praise since it has come out. There is even a movie now! Angie Thomas has done an amazing job with reaching #OwnVoices readers, as well as other readers, and it seems like her book is slowly bringing us together!
This month’s chat was amazing! We truly enjoyed talking about black authors and how important diversity is to the world.
Time to kick off this month's #CGBChat and celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with #CalendarGirlsBooks! We'll be taking a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Darque Dreamer 📚 Team Neverland 🧜♀️ (@DarqueDreamer) February 18, 2019
#CalendarGirlsBooks Participants! It's Day 3 for our #CGBChat, and in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth @NNRbooks and I w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Darque Dreamer 📚 Team Neverland 🧜♀️ (@DarqueDreamer) February 20, 2019
#CalendarGirlsBooks participants, it's the last day of our #CGBChat (but we hope you are celebrating… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Darque Dreamer 📚 Team Neverland 🧜♀️ (@DarqueDreamer) February 22, 2019
March is almost upon us and it is a very important month to celebrate:
Women’s History Month: Favorite Book With a Strong Female Lead
We were equally excited for this month as we were for last month! Black History and Women’s history should ALWAYS be celebrated! We cannot wait to see your choices for strong female leads! Make sure to find mine and Katie’s posts to link back to that day so we can add you all to the participant list for everybody to blog hop and discuss!
Don’t forget to join us for our new Twitter chat schedule. Instead of chatting for an hour one day of the month, we decided to spread it out over 5 days to allow more of you to be able to participate! Starting the 3rd Monday of the month (March 18th), each week day will have a new question under the hashtag #CGBChat, and you will have the whole week to join in on the fun!
We hope this helps with those who have never been able to attend the chats before. ❤
And, don’t forget to vote for April’s theme! Voting will close Sunday, February 10th at midnight EST.
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