We Love These Books Focused on the African-American Experience

Gayle and Nicole discuss current bookish news items, the majority of which are scandal free. They also talk about their current reads, and recommend some of the best books about the black experience in America, a topic they quickly find that they might need a second show to do justice to the topic.

New books entering the public domain, which now includes works published in or prior to 1923.

Gayle is moderating an author pane on March 14th at Kramer Books in Washington, DC. Come out and say hi!

Gayle did a Galentine’s Day Swap in the Spivey Book Facebook Group, and she’s still waiting to find out what she got!

What We’re Reading

Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

The Black Experience in Fiction & Nonfiction

Becoming by Michelle Obama
Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mineby Emily Bernard
Never Look An American In The Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American by Okey Ndibe
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Green by Sam Graham-Felson
Jump At The Sun by Kim McClarin
The Mothers by Brit Bennet
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Looking for some good romance heavy novels? Listen to our last episode.

Featured Photo by Nicole Bonia