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Bookish links #57

This month’s bookish links have been selected by Team BB in support of Black Lives Matter.

We recognise that there is so much more we can do as a team to educate ourselves and amplify black voices, and one way we can do so is by reading books and sharing recommendations with you here at BB. We must all continue to diversify our reading lists, keep listening, learning and sharing our support. Team BB are committed to doing so not just for now but for always, and hope that you will pledge to do the same.

Below you will find reading recommendations, blogs to follow and actions that you can take.

1. If you're looking to add to your TBR, we recommend this anti-racist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi shared over at The NY Times. You can also currently find the audiobook version of Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi for free on Spotify.

2. This beautiful illustration is packed full of non-fiction anti-racist books to add to your reading list.

3. This article over on The Guardian shares anti-racist books for children and teens...

4. and this post highlights 2020 releases by black authors featuring books from a variety of genres.

5. We also love this list of black authors to read in 2020 compiled by Megan over at The Spines.

6. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is another amazing book we highly recommend. You can find out more about the book and the work of the Equal Justice Initiative over on their website.

7. If you're keen to pick up copies of some of these recommended reads, please consider purchasing from a black-owned bookstore such as those listed here, here and here.

8. If you love poetry you'll enjoy this Instagram post featuring a list of amazing black UK poets.

9. Head over to The Black Curriculum website to find out more about their work and what you can do to help. You can also sign this petition to add more diverse books to GCSE reading lists in the UK.

10. If you are able to donate, please visit the People of Color in Publishing website to help support their work to make the publishing industry more diverse.

To conclude this month's edition of Bookish Links, we wanted to share some of our favourite bookstagram accounts. We're planning on making this a regular feature of the series going forward, so if you have any accounts you think Team BB and our readers need to see please let us know in the comments section below.

This month's beautiful bookstagram accounts to follow:

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