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Cicely Tyson’s Memoir Just As I Am Drops Today. Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Today we celebrate the release of 96-year-old working actress, Cicely Tyson’s memoir ☛JUST AS I AM [pub: HarperCollins] written with illustrious author Michelle Buford. It’s flooring that my earliest memory of the Emmy winner is watching her brilliant performance in 1974’s Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and that my most recent is last year’s Cherish The Day,

Chlorine Sky By Mahogany L. Browne Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Celebrated poet Mahogany L. Browne‘s debut novel ☛CHLORINE SKY [pub:Crown Books for Young Readers] releases today! “Chlorine Sky is about an African-American teen dealing with fractured friendships, first romances, and her own empowering coming-of-age.” If you missed the chance to purchase tickets to Well-Read Black Girl’s Friendship Summit celebrating Chlorine Sky‘s launch today, 

Black Buck By Mateo Askaripour Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Debut author Mateo Askaripour‘s “raw and intimate” novel ☛BLACK BUCK [pub: Houghton Mifflin] releases today. If you’re thinking, “Wait. Isn’t ‘Black Buck’ offensive?” Yup. And it’s meant to be so. Not to mention the main character works at Starbucks, plus there’s the almighty Black dollar—all of which contribute to the provocative title.

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