Black History Month may be coming to a close on the calendar, but we always celebrate Black History at Black Talk Radio! This month’s book recommendations will be some classics by world-renowned authors and some of the most talented writers of our past and current generations.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Debuting in 1987, Toni Morrison shook the room with her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved. In this novel, we follow Sethe, who was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, where she is not yet free despite her freedom from slavery. Battling her horrific past and her troublesome, haunting memory, readers can follow the timeless tale of a young woman trying to make her way in this world that still holds her captive.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou takes readers on an astonishing and heart-wrenching story of her adolescence. We follow her and her brother Bailey as they relocate between a small town in the South with their mother and St. Louis, Missouri with their grandmother. Together they withstand the trials of abandonment and racism, and for Maya, abuse that changed her forever. Maya learns that to be truly free, she must strengthen her spirit, surround herself with the kindness of others and open her mind.
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
In this timeless novel, readers follow Winter, the daughter of the prestigious and wealthy drug-dealing family. She’s intelligent, beautiful, and knows the streets of New York like the back of her hand. When decisions have been made, not in her favor, her skills are scrutinized, and readers see just how far she’ll go to secure her status at the top. Sistah Souljah shows brings the streets of New York to paper like never before.
Life After Death by Sister Souljah
21 years later, the sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever will finally be debuting on March 22nd. Follow the rest of Winter’s story in this highly anticipated sequel!