FEB: “Recommended Reading”

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"Hidden In Plain Sight"

        It’s February!! The shortest month of the year manages to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of a people, Black History Month (sarcasm), lovers, and American Presidents. It also marks the start of VitaminD’s “Recommended Reading” a reading initiative/ virtual book club.  I encourage everyone to read more often, on a myriad of topics that expand the mind, encouraging critical thinking. Many of us (myself included) are suffering from mindless reality tv overload, Twitter obsessions and Crackbook addictions, so a return to printed word can only enhance the quality of day-to-day life. Every month will feature new themes and selections, beginning with February’s (Black History bonus) theme of Black women’s trials during chattel slavery in America. Learning details from the past can better asses and progress our current conditions.  

“Recommended Reading” February Selections:

1. Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl – by Harriet A. Jacobs

2. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow – by Jacqueline Jones

3. Wench – by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

4. When And Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex In America – by Paula Giddings

          The optimistic goal is a book-a-week, but no matter your chosen pace, the list will post at the beginning of the month as well as  follow-up at the end of the month. If you have any future suggestions, please shoot me an email! Looking forward to future discussions, increased knowledge and filled bookshelves! Happy reading beautiful people!!

Peace,

Dawnavette

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About Dawnavette

A Modern Renaissance Woman passionate about writing, women's issues, race relations, pop culture and music.

Posted on February 1, 2011, in Female Perspective and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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