This #BlackLivesMatter Inspired Book Makes #1 Best Seller List, Becomes Future Film

Pictured: Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

By Sharee Silerio

What will it take to get #BlackLivesMatter opponents to see, feel and accept the humanity of black people in the United States? What will it take for the men, women and children killed by police officers to be viewed as human, when their pasts are used to justify their deaths?

The Hate U Give, a Young Adult book written by Angie Thomas, might be one of many answers to these questions.

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23-Year-Old Nigerian Author Lands Seven-Figure Film Deal With African Fantasy Novel

Photo courtesy of Tomi Adeyemi's Instagram

Written by Sharee Silerio
23-year-old Tomi Adeyemi, a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach, is following in the footsteps of Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book-turned-hit-film Hidden Figures.
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This Children's Book "From Black Boy With Love" Is Teaching Black Boys To Respect Black Girls

Written by Nikki Igbo

The older I get the more I am thankful for the awakening I’m witnessing in black America—an awakening that involves black adults specifically passing on a love of blackness to our children. One such adult is Lawrence Lindell, a Compton-based illustrator who created a picture book which expresses affection and admiration for girls of color. With each purchase of the book “From Black Boy With Love,” Lindell sends the following regards:

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