In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books, all written by Black American authors, all of which celebrate and prioritize Black Joy. We’ll be featuring a title every day through the month of February.
Kleaver Cruz, creator of the Black Joy project, says that “Black joy is resistance. Amplifying Black joy is not about dismissing or creating an ‘alternative’ Black narrative that ignores the realities of our collective pain; rather, it is about holding the pain and injustices we experience as Black folks around the world in tension with the joy we experience in pain’s midst. It’s about using that joy as an entry into understanding the oppressive forces we navigate through as a means to imagine and create a world free of them.”
Today’s work is Jacque Aye’s The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life, a collection of journal prompts, quizzes, and fun ways to “save the day with self-care.” From finding your very own personalized familiar to discovering if your magical majority is Heart, Intelligence, Passion, Strength or Creativity, this book will delight teen Sailor Moon and manga fans and any girl who’s always wanted a magical guide to life!
Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!