I remember when I read my first science-fiction book by an African American woman, Tananarive Due, with African American characters, I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. I excitedly read every page of the entire trilogy; I was so excited to see myself in this type of writing. I had never read a book like this before by an African American with African American characters
One of the best trilogies that I have EVER read....
Now, you know that I love reading, and I read just about anything, but I do think that there is value in people reading all types of books by authors of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, with characters with diverse backgrounds and experiences, in order for us to stretch and grow....
Please read this article on the value of reading books by people of color:
Happy Friday..... I am looking forward to a weekend with some awesome bike rides, socializing, and reading!!!