29 May 2015

Friday Reads 5.29!!

Here is what I plan on reading this weekend!! What do you plan on reading? Have you read any of these books? 

Book Name: Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Genre: Literary Fiction 
Page Count: 588
Publication: 2013

"Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-rule Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hope to join her, but with post 9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. At once powerful and tender, Americanah is a remarkable novel of race, love, and identity by the award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

Book Name: Dorothy Must Die Stories
Author: Danielle Paige
Genre: Novella/Fantasy/Paranormal
Page Count: 377
Publication: 2013-2015

"Long before Amy Gumm got swept away from a Kansas trailer park..Dorothy Gale received a package on the night of her 16th birthday: a pair of red high-heeled shoes. Dear Dorothy, the note read, I thought about silver to match the ones you lost, but in the end I decided that red was more your color. I think you know what to do with them. And with a knock of her heels, Dorothy returned to the magical land that made her a star--and Oz would never be the same again."

Book Name: For Colored Girls
Author: Ntozake Shange 
Genre: Poem 
Page Count: 88
Publication: 1975

"Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. It has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country."

Book Name: Still I Rise
Author: Roland Laird with Taneshia Nash Laird
Genre: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 217
Publication: 1997

"Still I Rise traces the epic struggles and victories of African-Americans in the face of racist obstacles and unfathomable hardships. It follows the rise of slavery; the Nat Turner Rebellion; military contributions of African Americans; the birth of modern integration; Freedom Summer; the emergence of Black Power; the Million Man March; and Hurricane Katrina. The insightful text is sometimes acerbic, other times perceptively humorous, and always powerfully honest."


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