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.
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.
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.