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#ReadingBlackout: 28 Books by Black Women for Black History Month

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. This February, in honor of Black History Month, readers are participating in #readingblackout, a movement started by BookTuber Denise D. Cooper that encourages readers to exclusively pick up books by black authors. The Bookish team couldn’t resist joining in, and since we can’t get enough of books written by talented women, we put together a recommendation list featuring 28 books (one for each day of February) written by black women. You’re sure to find a few familiar covers on this list, but we hope you also find some new reads for your TBR pile. We’d love to hear about the books you’re reading for #readingblackout. Tell us about them in the comments! We were so taken with Here…

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Five books we recommend for terrific reading during Pride Month

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BookTrib welcomes Pride Month! This year, members of the LGBT community and their allies have much to celebrate: since January, same-sex marriage has been legalized in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Oregon, bringing the total number of states (and the District of Columbia) that allow same-sex marriage to 19. Additionally, laws banning marriage equality have been ruled unconstitutional in Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Arkansas, and Idaho, though these decisions are all awaiting appeal. While we’re still elated about these victories, we were sad to hear that Giovanni’s Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the country, closed its doors in May. Founded in 1973, this Philadelphia bookstore occupied a historic building in the center of the city and shelved thousands of LGBT titles,…

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