5 Anticipated Reads This November

The holiday season is upon us! Whether you’re looking for something to do during your chill time or a gift for someone special, here are 5 books that might fit the bill. Enjoy!


Hope Leans Forward by Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown is described as a Buddhist-Quaker Dharma teacher and her new book entitled Hope Leans Forward is a “unique synthesis of Buddhist and quaker mindfulness, centering real life BIPOC experiences that inspire challenge.” So many of the spirituality books are lacking the diversity to speak to everyone. This book coming out this November seems to be trying to make that change! Check it out!


Song For The Unsung: Bayard Rustin, The Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington by Carole Boston Weatherford, Rob Sanders, and Byron McCray

I know what you’re thinking. A picture book? Yes, a picture book. This book is filled with illustrations depicting and telling the story of the man behind the march on Washington in 1963. So much history is being distorted and/or lost, it’s important we keep telling these stories so we don’t forget the cloth we are cut from!


Eat Plants B*tch by Pinky Cole

Pinky Cole has made a name for herself not only as a restaurateur and businesswoman but also someone who cares about her community and is constantly giving back. The founder of Slutty Vegan is sharing a book of recipes with us. If you’re vegan or thinking of going vegan, this one’s for you!


A Coastline Is An Immeasurable Thing by Mary-Alice Daniel

One of the most beautiful things about the Black experience is its diversity. Sometimes it can be easy to fall into the trap of believing we are all Black and that’s that. Which is why we need books like this. Books that shed light on our varied experiences.Mary-Alice Daniel brings us a memoir that looks at religion and culture, on the backdrop of her life as she moves from West Africa to England. Definitely a must read. 


The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Last, and certainly, not least is Michelle Obama’s The Light We Carry. This follow up to her blockbuster of a book, is sure to be just as impactful as her first book was. In The Light We Carry, she shares “Practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain times.” if you enjoyed her first book, this is definitely one for you to check out!


November is set to give us some great books to read as we continue through this holiday season. If we missed anything let us know what you’re reading in the comments! 


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