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📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭 ⠀ Eerie • Fantastical • Inclusive ⠀ 💬 “Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, …

📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭

Eerie • Fantastical • Inclusive

💬 “Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got six.”

📚 The City We Became
by N. K. Jemisin

❓REP YO CITY!!! Where are you from? If you had to become the super hero of your town, would you be about that life?


Synopsis: The City We Became is about six unconnected New Yorkers brought together to fight an otherworldly invasion. That’s all the intel I’m giving on this synopsis!

🔑 This book deals with issues of
* Hometown pride
* LGBTQ+
* Racism, & Sexism
* Community


❤️The imagination of this book is absolutely bananas. I’m talking Jordan Peele and Octavia E. Butler had a baby with a Maya Angelou babysitter and Spike Lee play date. My mind was twisted beyond its limits! We are not worthy!

⚠️ You have to be in the right headspace to read N.K. Jemisin. I’m talking clear your mind and pay close attention or the minute details will pass you by.

💔 I initially couldn’t get into this. It was just that odd. After the third attempt, I got it! I implore you to exercise patience with this book. It clicks after the third chapter.

✨ Recommendations: New Yorkers, fans of #Afrofuturism , science fiction, fantasy, or speculative fiction.
⠀ 😷 Shoutout to @dreamingofcelie for this face mask & matching book sleeve (not pictured)!

💋 xoxo,
Kat


P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! We can all learn to be an #AntiRacist 🙌🏾 Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower ✊🏾I ❤️ #Diversereads  I ❤️ #Diversespines I ❤️ #Diversebooks! I am here to #Diversifybookstagram! Shoutout to #Blackbookstagram 🤜🏾🤛🏾 *Fist Bump* You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! 🤗 Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices & #AmplifyMelanatedVoices  👍🏾 Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading 📚

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