Been waitin’ with breath that is baited to purchase 2019 James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi’s ☛NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF with Joshua David Stein [pub: Knopf]. At risk of getting kicked out of the #BlackGirlsRock sorority, I love this memoir more than Michelle Obama’s beautifully written BECOMING.
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.
Happiest of pub days to Imani Perry! ☛LOOKING FOR LORRAINE: THE RADIANT AND RADICAL LIFE OF LORRAINE HANSBERRY [pub: Beacon Press] is the Princeton University professor’s third book published in 2018 alone! Featured above is the trailer for PBS’ Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart which aired in January of this year.
Summer’s not quite over. Plus, so many people, including Barack Obama, go on vacay in August. Love, love, love that my Forever President shared his favorite reads. So much so, I did a lil’ digging and found out what other famous folk read this summer. Here’s a recap:
President Barack Obama’s Summer Selections:
☛EDUCATED By Tara Westover
Per Random House:
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.
I see the movie makers changed the main character’s name from Venus to Violet and can’t wait to discover what evolves and what stays from the original novel published in 2000.