Nine Book Recommendations from the Black Women Behind Everything, Everything
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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an early screening for Everything, Everything, a film based on the novel of the same title by Nicola Yoon. Don’t worry there are no spoilers in this post so you should go out and see it when it comes out Friday, May 19th.
After the movie, we were invited to a conversation with the stars of the film and I even got to participate in a group interview with them afterward. Time got away from us so I could only ask one question, which I wish I had been able to follow up on, however, someone asked Amandla, Anika, and Stella about books that have special meaning to them and since I know how much you all love a book recommendation post, I decided to make a list for you. A few weeks later while attending Mom 2.0, I had a chance to attend a panel where the author, Nicola Yoon was present and someone asked about young adult suggestions, so I knew I needed to add her suggestions to this post.
Without further adieu, here are reading suggestions from the four amazing Black women behind Everything, Everything.
Amandla’s Pick: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Stella’s Pick: White Teeth by Zadie Smith
I’m adding Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star to the list because reading the books by the author of this film should be a given. And yes, I read Everything, Everything after seeing the film and it was amazing.
Have you read any of these books on the list? If so, which ones, and what’s your take on them?
Be sure to go see Everything, Everything in theaters May 19th!!!!