December is National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month? Well where have you been?
My favorite author of all time is Zora Neale Hurston. She was black. Other than that I have to admit there are not many black authors in my collection. I mean of course there's lots of Alice Walker. That goes without saying. And back in Virgina my book group read The Known World. Those characters (the "crazy" slave woman who wandered around all night?) will be with me forever.
Anybody out there want to buy me a book by a black author? Or loan me one? Or recommend one for me to buy myself?
I look forward to your suggestions.
(BTW, I've given away lots of copies of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, to a lot of not black people. But perhaps something more contemporary is in order)?