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Obsidian Black Plague

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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The Secret of the Old Clock: 80th Anniversary Limited Edition
Carolyn Keene
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Victoria Holt
Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett
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Jessica Day George
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan Jerkins

Her essay to Michelle Obama had me shook.

 

You were the only First Lady to have two Ivy League degrees, you tied with Eleanor Roosevelt for tallest, and, of course, you were black.

You were not the kind of blackness that would make white people feel at ease. You are not light-skinned with gray or green eyes, and your hair is not curly.

Unlike Barack, you cannot claim a white parent, and in turn white people cannot claim any stake in your success. You did not get pregnant out of wedlock. 

 

Because no one could find any flaw in you, they made you feel worthless by just by  being in your body. 

 

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