Welcome to the first annual Black History Month Hop hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read.
This event kicks off the month-long Black History Hop, which will focus on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.
For the first (non-full) week of the hop we have a few things planned for you. What’s a hop you ask? At the bottom of each post you will find a list of other sites participating in the hop. This way you can easily hop from one blog to another.
We thought the best way to kick of this hop is to have a giveaway. We want to have the chance give something back to our readers and members. In the right hand side menu you will find the giveaway button. What can you win? Well Mocha Girls Read is giving one lucky winner 13 books. Yes! 13 books by Black Authors. Giveaway ends on February 7th, 2012 at midnight (PST). Enter now and hop on over to the next blog to see what you can win there.
From the 2nd to the 4th of February are the “Around Town” segments of the Black History Month Hop. Here is an exciting event happening in Los Angeles this month in honor of Black History Month.
This even is not in Los Angeles but I wanted you to know about it. Since we love reading and all things books. I wanted to let you all know about a READ IN! Not just a Read In but the 2012 National African American Read In! I love this event because I never heard of it until Joy from Joy’s Book Blog mentioned it on her blog for Black History Month Hop. Here is what I read on Joy’s Blog
…I also plan to participate in the 2012 National African American Read-In, an on-line event being hosted by Vasilly (1330V), Doret (The Happy Nappy Bookseller) and Edi (CrazyQuiltEdi). I went to a session on the African American Read-In at the Missouri Library Association conference last fall and meant to coordinate something between my book club and my library, but didn’t manage to make it happen. Maybe participating in this event will help develop some skills and familiarity with the project that will make it easier for me to pull off some in-person events in my community.
There is currently a poll at 1330V, 2012 National African American Read-In, for which book to read together for the African American Read-In and discuss on February 22. I was going to be lazy and not vote since I haven’t heard of any of the books. But then I decided to be a responsible netizen and find out about the books so that I could vote. Here’s the list with links to Goodreads so that you can learn about them, too, to participate in the voting:
- Good Fortune by Noni Carter
- Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
- Fences by August Wilson
- Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Pull by B.A. Binns
- A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Vasilly will announce the results of the poll tomorrow, so vote today!
The voting is complete and the winner is NINTH WARD By JEWELL PARKER RHODES.
Take a minute and go to Vasilly’s Blog and join the Read In.
What is going on in your town, city, state for Black History Month? Are you planning on attending a Black History Month event? Join the link or just go to the link to see the other events people are talkin’ about.