#Blackathon – February Readathon 2019


Hosted by Bowties and Books, The Novel Lush, and Francina Simone

I’ve been playing with the idea of joining this readathon, and decided finally to just go for it. I’m not actually sure what I get around to reading, but I will list some books below that I am interested in reading but honestly it’s a toss up on what I will pick. I will come back and update with what I end up reading.

Prompts and Possible Reads

Feel the Love – Read any book of any genre the features a romance between two black people or between a black person and another POC.

  • Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  • A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Wakanda Forever – Read a graphic novel or comic series with a black or African main character

  • Black Panther Vol. 2
  • Moongirl & Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1

Hear Us –  Read a work by any black or African author

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Color Me In by Natasha Diaz (Biracial/Jewish)
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Aydemi
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Feel the Beat – Listen to each of the 4 spoken word poems assigned, then share w/friends or social media which one is my favorite. Then discuss what the poem means to me and why it matters.

More Than a Color – Read a book starring a black intersectional character (ex: black & LGBT, black & disabled, black & non-binary, etc.)

  • Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
  • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Read the Group Book – Poet -X by Elizabeth Acevedo


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1 Response to #Blackathon – February Readathon 2019

  1. This is great! I am just going to jam away at my Black women authors list as much as I can because some how I managed to pile up too many ARCs for February. I would have loved to have tried this. Good luck. 👍✨

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