2020 Summer Reads By Black Authors To Take On Your Next Getaway
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2020 Summer Reads By Black Authors To Take On Your Next Getaway

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Stephanie Ogbogu
Stephanie Ogbogu Jun 11, 2020

There’s nothing like kicking back with a good book on vacation. If you are looking for a little inspiration for your next summer read, check out these newly released and highly acclaimed books by black authors.

1. Take A Hint, Dani Brown

By: Talia Hibbert

USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral. The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now more complex than her thesis.

(Source: Amazon)

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2. It’s About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage A Song Below Water

By: Arlan Hamilton

From a black, gay woman who broke into the boys’ club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams.

(Source: Amazon)

3. The Death of Vivek Oji

By: Akwaeke Emezi

Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader.

(Source: Amazon)

4. Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone

By: Adrienne Bankert

Through years of developing her own kindness practices and studying those of others, Good Morning America correspondent and anchor Adrienne Bankert has experienced firsthand the unbeatable power of kindness and witnessed its transformative impact on others.

(Source: Amazon)

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5. Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture

By: Emma Dabiri

From Guardian contributor and prominent BBC race correspondent Emma Dabiri comes a timely and resonant essay collection exploring the ways in which black hair has been appropriated and stigmatized throughout history, with ruminations on body politics, race, pop culture, and Dabiri’s own journey to loving her hair.

(Source: Amazon)