March’s Book of the Month: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for our March book of the month.

Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for March is The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae. Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.


BookCoverIn the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.
My name is “J” and I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?
Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award–winning hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, work, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all.
A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber pioneer yet universally appealing, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.

IssaRaeAuthor: Issa Rae

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Congratulations Mocha Girl Issa Rae for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for March 2015.

Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Keep the pages turning ladies!

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Voting is Open for March’s Book of the Month


Inspirational Woman!

(Any book based on an inspirational woman!)

Let’s Rock the Vote!  For the month of March we are going to read a book about an inspirational woman.

As always there are some really great titles up for vote this time.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be February 22, 2015. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins.  But if there is a tie there will be a 48 hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll you will find the title of the books linked to a brief description.  Now… may the best book win!

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