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Paula’s Picks

Notes From A Young Black Chef: A Memoir By Kwame Onwuachi

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

If Beale Street Could Talk Novel by James Baldwin, Movie by Barry Jenkins

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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.

Looking for Lorraine By Imani Perry

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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.

President Obama’s Summer 2018 Reading List + More

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

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Per Random House:

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

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