Author Interview: Erika J. Kendrick

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Hey y’all! Welcome to my stop for the Hear Our Voices book tour of Squad Goals by Erika J. Kendrick. Today I’ll be sharing an exclusive interview with Erika and her answers to these questions are honestly so wholesome.

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18 Fantasy Books by Black Authors

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Hey y’all! I’ve mentioned before that I’m starting to get into fantasy and I’m excited to read more after finishing Raybearer last month. In honor of this newfound interest and Black History Month, I’ve decided to put together this list of fantasy books by Black authors. This is by no means an extensive list, just a few books I’ve seen around, several of which my friends have recommended I read.

I’ve separated this list into age categories so if you’re looking for fantasy for a range of readers, this list is for you.

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The Last Last Day of Summer (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! I was actually sent a review copy of The Last Mirror on the Left but after hearing the synopsis for the first book in the series, I decided to buy a copy of The Last Last Day of Summer from Cultured Books (a Black woman owned bookstore). All thoughts are my own, as goes with every one of my reviews.

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for my full thoughts on this series ever since my interview with Lamar Giles. Oh, wait, you weren’t? Well, stick around anyway to see if this might be the story you’re looking to add as an upcoming stocking stuffer.

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Books of the Month ~ October

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Hey y’all! As I was writing my October Wrap-Up, I realized I completely forgot to post about the books I bought in October. For those who are new here or the ones who have forgotten, at the start of the year I challenged myself to buy at least one book each month.

I usually get my books from Cultured Books, a Black woman-owned independent bookstore. Even though I didn’t buy these particular books from them this month, I bought the books for my giveaway winners through them. So, if you’re looking to support a Black owned indie and not the corporation that shall not be named, definitely consider checking them out.

I ended up breaking the pattern of one month getting one book and the next month getting multiples. I got three books this month from Button Poetry because one of my favorite poets published his chapbook. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but for those who don’t know, I write poetry regularly and I’m often inspired by poets like these three.

The newest additions to my collection:

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