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The Perfect Books to Read to Feel the Month of February

12 Perfect Books to Read to Feel the Month of February

What are the best books to read in February 2021? Well, dear reader, we’ve shared our top picks of 2020. We’ve also shared a list of the fantastic new book releases in February 2021. But if you still want more ideas, here’s our take on the perfect books to read that capture the mood, the vibe and the feel of the month of February. And not just this February, dear reader. Any February.

the best new novels and non-fiction books coming out in February 2021

What are the Best New Books Coming in February 2021?

New month, new books! Book Light is our Dandelion Chandelier curated list of the most-anticipated new book releases every month, and next up is February 2021. If you ask us, the perfect February read is wildly romantic, filled with the crazy things we all do for love – even the non-fiction should be more passionate than usual. So what are the best new books to read coming out in February 2021? Our intrepid team has been exploring and here’s what we found: new books, including novels and non-fiction, coming out this February 2021 that we cannot wait to read.

Riveting New Books to Read in 2021 About Race in America

Riveting New Books to Read in 2021 About Race in America

.This seems like an auspicious moment to engage in reflection, conversation and active listening about race in America. Every time we think we’ve reached a peak in terms of urgency for this to occur, a new incident reminds us that there is a lot of really difficult work ahead of us. Difficult days. Tough conversations. Hard lessons to learn – or re-learn. In that spirit, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of riveting new books to read in 2021 about race and the black experience in America, including memoirs, essays, histories and novels.. So much has already been said – and yet this new crop of books has lessons and wisdom that we all really need.

What are The Best Poems about the Black Experience in America?

The Best Poems about the Black Experience in America

As a nation, we remain in a moment when many people continue to earnestly try to learn more about how black people experience life in America. And many of us who are black are in search of solace, inspiration and reminders of our heritage and the legacy of our forbearers. There are several ways to do that effectively. One is by reading poetry. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of some of the best and most iconic poems written by leading black and African-American poets. Here you will find voices from many generations of writers, including some who are creating brilliant work today. Any one of these would be perfect poems to read right now to better understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the lived experience of African-American poets. And to celebrate the laureates who give voice to our community, which is still too often silenced.

memoirs by top black authors

The Memoirs by Top Black Authors You Need to Read Now

We remain in a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how black people experience life in America. Also a moment when many of us who are black are looking for inspiration and reminders of our rich heritage and the courage of our ancestors. There are many ways to do that, of course. One is reading memoirs written by black writers. Empathy and knowledge can help build bridges. And understanding can begin – or be further deepened – by listening to stories. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of 20 exceptional memoirs written by top black authors to read right now to better understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the African-American experience. Making time to immerse yourself in one or more of these is an excellent way to support brilliant writers. And to hurry along the change that we all so urgently hope for.