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Jouelzy’s recommended reading lists to help #SmartBrownGirls build knowledge and stay woke.

#SmartBrownGirlBook List

What I’ve Read + Am Reading in 2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts Why I Am Not A Feminist by Jessa Crispin The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "jouelzy-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Book List 2017"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "728f777fd1fc0f51492fdc13e5f9a00f"; amzn_assoc_asins = "0385542364,0826412769,1101971061,0679758690,041595150X,1612196012,0735211027,1631492853"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; //z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US
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2015 Book List

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So here's my 2015 Book List that has been much requested! I've launched the #SmartBrownGirl Bookstore, with my personal recommended reads. The store is linked to Amazon, so all purchases are made via Amazon (in all countries that it is available) and #SmartBrownGirl receives a commission. Audible, is owned by Amazon, so books that have Audible versions available you will see that when you go to check out. The store is still be being built out, so be sure to come back to check out for new features and books added as I look forward to launching the book club!
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A Book Review: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | #SmartBrownGirl

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Listening to a recent NPR interview, I was reminded that Toni Morrison is now 84 years old, forever wise and unbothered. Some where in my mind she was eternally effervescent, ageless and all knowing. I had hurried to purchase God Help the Child, Morrison's most recent novel, the eleventh published piece that spans some of the greatest African-American literature. Song of Solomon, was for me prolific in shaping my understanding of what my culture meant, that blurry of a definition to be African American. And so I expected another great awakening with God Help the Child and was left disappointed. It's
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African Diaspora

A Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Chimamanda has become quite the literary darling especially with the co-sign and feature on Beyoncé's most recent album. Post my tweet chat and video on the relationships between African and African Americans, quite a few folks recommended that I read her latest novel, Americanah. I picked Americanah up along with Half of a Yellow Sun, a book I had heard rave reviews about long before the Flawless feature. Most of the people who suggested Americanah were African immigrants to the US or children of African immigrants, and felt that the book would give me a better understanding of the immigrant
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Jouelzy’s Book List 2013

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Finally, I have succumbed to your requests. Here is a book recommendation video! It's a list of about 10 books that I made sure to keep diverse and eclectic. I don't have a true blue favorite book list, because there are just too many great books in the world and you should never stop reading! But this is an immediate list of books that have impacted me in my life and I draw inspiration from them daily. Book List: Just Above My Head by James Baldwin: http://amzn.to/1cpKLqR I've read every James Baldwin book, essay, prose and play that has ever
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