Reading America (the Project)
stories of life in the USA as told by Black Women
On October 28, 2019, my friend and co-worker Andrea completed a six-year project that began with the goal of reading 153 books- 3 from each of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia. It was an ambitious goal, but Andrea managed to surpass it by reading 270+ books. Inspired by her posts, I’m going to attempt her Reads America project but with the caveat of focusing on books written by Black Women. As I find books that fit my criteria, I will add them to the table below. Once read, I will add the date I completed the book. Also, I’m not setting a due date or the project.
- R = Read
- Rr = Re-read
- * = favorite/highly recommended
|State||Book 1||Book 2||Book 3|
by Yaa Gyasi
|The Salt Eaters|
by Toni Cade Bambara
by Gwendolyn Brooks
|Louisiana||Queen Sugar: A Novel |
by Natalie Baszile
|Massachusetts||Sweat by Lynn Nottage|
|Minnesota||The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus|
|Mississippi||Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward|
|New York||The Street by Ann Petry||Eva’s Man by Gayl Jones|
|North Carolina||No one is Coming to Save us by Stephanie Powell Watts|
|Pennsylvania||There Is Confusion by Jessie Redmon Fauset|
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