Four books by Black Canadian authors and illustrators are among the seventy books that are 2018 finalists for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks).
Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You tells the story of Dr. Georgia Young, a successful optometrist, mother and grandmother, and a two-time divorcee.
Sherylee Honeyghan was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned that her baby’s left hand had not developed properly.
Robyn Maynard has spent most of her adult life documenting racist and gender-based violence against Black people in Canada, primarily in Montreal.
Written in 1993 by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the 1993 National Book Circle Award for Fiction. Set in Bayonne, Louisiana between October 1947 and April 1948 it couldn’t be more relevant today.
Michele Tapp Roseman author of Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty addresses and examines the challenges of black women in accepting their natural hair and beauty.
In full disclosure, I have never bought into the self-help, motivational non-fiction novel.
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