Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this week’s “My Favorite” prompt, I wanted to focus on some Black non-fiction books. I know that a lot of people are using this time to educate themselves by reading Black non-fiction books. While it’s a good idea, I don’t think this should be the only time you do it. With that out of the way, let’s get into the book I picked.
BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.
As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post, and visit others.”
My favorite Black non-fiction book is easily Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett. This was my favorite book of 2018 and I wish more people were reading it. This book is basically Michael Bennett’s memoir but it also talks about his activism especially kneeling during the National Anthem. He also touches on politics, family and life as a Black man in American. Honestly, I absolutely love this book and I hope more people decide to give it a chance. Even if you’re not an NFL fan, I think you’ll enjoy it. 🙂
*Before you finish reading my post, please take time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter. Whether it be signing a petition, donating or simply re-sharing this same link, USE YOUR VOICE. If you’re a white person reading this, you have privilege and it is your duty as an ally to educate yourself, amplify Black voices and show that Black Lives Matter.