Glory Edim’s anthology ☛WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: FINDING OUR STORIES, DISCOVERING OURSELVES [pub: Ballatine Books] is finally here! Avid readers around the globe pre-ordered this collection of original essays by the likes of Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones and more.
If Beale Street Could Talk Novel by James Baldwin, Movie by Barry Jenkins
Read, or um, hopefully re-read James Baldwin’s ☛IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK [pub: Vintage International] before the film releases in theaters nationwide on November 30th. While I don’t remember the age, grade or even the year, I first read Beale Street, I will never forget the taste of bittersweetness that lingered after I finished it.
Blend By Mashonda Tifrere
Congratulations to Mashonda Tifrere. The mother of one, author and singer’s book ☛BLEND: THE SECRET TO CO-PARENTING AND CREATING A BALANCED FAMILY [pub:TarcherPerigee] drops today. Her ex-husband and son’s father, music producer Swizz Beatz wrote a chapter and his current wife singer/songwriter Alicia Keys penned the foreward.