10 Books for the Literary Traveler

If you know anything about me, you know that I absolutely love traveling. While I’d love to go back to Singapore or Uganda… my bank account has been known to sabotage my plans. In case your checking account is just as evil as mine, here’s a list of old and new books that will transport you all over the world:

6 Times nayyirah waheed Embodied ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Poetry

If you haven’t already fallen in love with nayyirah waheed, now’s the time to do so. Her poetry, popularized through social media, is oftentimes short and powerful– some lines reading more like one brief self affirmations. Like Warsan Shire, she manages to talk about a long list of societal and internal struggles. Her 2013 latest book, salt., is an insightful exploration of identity that will resonate with those who have been following the troubling events of last week and beyond.

#Diversebookbloggers Feature

Time for another feature here on Brown Books and Green Tea! Remember, we’re here every first and third Tuesday, so check in if you’re interested in discovering some great new bloggers! This week, meet Amber, who is the blogger over at YA Indulgences. Tell us about yourself/your blog, YA Indulgences! Why have you chosen to focus on Young Adult literature? Hi! I’m so happy to be featured this week. I created my blog almost two years ago. I thought about starting a book blog for a couple years, let the idea go, then discovered “BookTube,” where people discuss books on Youtube. Finally,…

Something new: blogger features!

  After the #diversebookbloggers conversation on Twitter, I wanted to take the time to spotlight some of the fantastic bloggers who also are a part of the effort to diversify book blogging! I’ve gotten a ton of support so far, and have decided to spotlight Bina, the fantastic mind behind If You Can Read This. 1) Tell us about yourself/your blog! If you focus on a certain type of lit, let us know why! Over the last 8 years or so, I’ve been on quite a journey from reading and blogging mostly about escapist mysteries to radical anti-racist texts and…