Stories Celebrating Black Voices

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

Listening to a variety of voices and experiences is incredibly important. If you only read books featuring your own gender, age, race, or creed, there are innumerable things you can miss out on.

So, I think it’s incredibly important to read stories with black characters. These are just some I’ve read which focus on black characters. Have you read any of these? Or, do you have any to recommend?

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My Favourite Black Characters in Books

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

It’s not just important to diversify the authors you read. I have also been reading a lot more books with Black characters and listening to Black people’s stories and struggles.

Have you read any of these books? Or, do you have another recommendation for me?

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Characters Whose Lives I Want

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

Have you ever read a book character and thought they’re living exactly the life you want? I’ve had that little pang of envy with a couple of characters.

For some it’s the place they live. Others, I’m envious of the job they have. Often it can be a combination of the two.

Do we have any in common? Or who would I find on your list? Let me know in the comments.

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Schools I’d Love to Attend

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

September always means one thing in my house – back to school. When both of your parents teach for their money, it’s quite hard to think of anything else in that time. Almost the whole month of August was filled with stationery (which is probably where my lifelong love of stationery stems from) and school book lists.

I had a think about some fictional schools I wish I was attending. If I had been to one of these schools, I think I would have liked going back to school a whole lot more than I actually did.

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Cover Buys from 2021

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

I do try not to, but I can be known to judge a book by its cover. I’ve really tried to stop but sometimes I just get drawn in.

If you’re also a bit of a book cover enthusiast, you’ll perhaps be enamoured by these new and beautiful additions to my shelves.

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