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Turning Pages: September 2022 Book Suggestions

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

September 2022 is the 42nd Annual Celebration of "September Is Black Reading Month." The Committee for this celebration was founded in Detroit, MI in 1980 by Nkiruka Yakini, Osei Nxele, Malik Yakini, Helen Ray and David Rambeau to encourage members of the Black Community to read books, magazines and journals written by Black Authors. During the month of September and continuing throughout the year: Support Black Authors, Support small-local bookstores, Read and discuss books with friends and family, Buy a book for a friend.

Zawadi Books also has 2023 Calendars, Greeting Cards, Journals and Board Games.

All of the books listed you can purchase in-store at Zawadi Books

  • Black Cake: A Novel by Charmaine Wilkerson

  • By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register by Piper Hugeley

  • Charlotte Sophia: Myth Madness and the Moor: A Novel by Tina Andrews

  • The Great Mrs. Elias: A Novel Based on a True Story by Barbara Chase-Riboud

  • Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Blues and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar by Miles Marshall Lewis

  • Sankofa University: Studying African-Centered History and Culture by Burnette Kwadwo Callman

  • That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters

  • White Fear:How the Browning of America is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin with Leah Lakins

For the Young Reader:

  • How You Grow Wings (YA Novel) by Rimma Onoseta

  • African Proverbs for All Ages (children). Collected by Johnetta Betsch Cole and Nelda LaTeef

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