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 Tia Williams’ Seven Days in June, a sultry summer romance about the things we leave behind and taking second chances. After reconnecting at a writers’ conference, Eva and Shane can’t ignore the chemistry between them, even after the years and space that have separated them. Reuniting feels natural, but the nuances of motherhood, creative fulfillment, chronic pain and regular life complicate Eva and Shane’s week together – is seven days enough to change their lives? Don’t miss the epilogue!
Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!