Tuesday, May 12, 2009

If you heart black authors...


...now you can wear your heart on your sleeve...and your lapel. I just ordered a bunch of I HEART BLACK AUTHORS buttons to take with me to Book Expo America and to the American Library Association annual meeting.


And I'm going to send a free button to 25 people who holla back that they heart black authors too!

Rules: Post on your blog, send a Tweet or write on your Facebook page the title of the most recent book you read by a black author, and include a link to this blog post. Let me know in the comments you've done it (with a link to your blog). I'll randomly pick 25 lucky winners to receive a free I HEART BLACK AUTHORS button. Contest runs May 12-June 9. Winners will be announced June 16.



Heather Miller at the blog Experience Reading recently sent me this photo of herself with the book, Black Baby, White Hands by Jaiya John. She's putting her money where her mouth is. Are you?


10 comments:

susan said...

Me, me, me!

Doret said...

In the past few weeks I've seen more White readers coming in for books by Black authors for book club. And we sold out of Sag Harbor. There seems to be a lot of really good fiction coming out by Black authors this year. I have my fingers crossed that this will continue.

Lafreya said...

I am loving Sag Harbor. I tweeted this.What a great idea!!!

moonrat said...

dude, this week i am REALLY hearting THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN by Marlon James. it's so totally engrossing i'm reading it slowly to enjoy it longer.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Just tweeted this: I <3 Black Authors:buttons http://tiny.cc/MfQfM & I just read Zetta Elliot's A Wish Before Midnight - historical fiction in complex layers.

http://twitter.com/AndromedaJazmon

Love that button!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Also I read that Jaya Johns book a while ago and it had a big impact on me. Does Heather review it? I couldn't find it at her blog. I think your link to that is broken, BTW.

Carleen Brice said...

Andromeda, Thanks. I fixed the link.

susan said...

I tweeted, too. That word cracks me up.

NaySue said...

I WANT A BUTTON! And I want one so badly that I wrote that in all caps. Can you randomly choose me?

Lisa said...

I am always late to the ball! I'll get right on this. I love the button!