We are very excited to announce some activity starting tomorrow…
We are launching #BLMBookFairies to give a focus to some incredible fiction and non-fiction by black writers! Each day we will reveal a new spine 📖
Every day in October we will share pics and info about one title we would recommend, and through social media activity, blog entries and where possible hiding copies for each title, we will spread the word about it!
Of course, 31 days is not enough to show off all the books we would like to, so we will also be welcoming your recommendations! This activity will coincide with Black History Month in the UK.
Twenty of the books on the list have been featured in our September / October Book Fairy Box, the focus of which is, you guessed it, discovering books by black authors – and also includes items from black owned businesses and creatives. For this reason, we will wait until the end of the month to publish the whole list as we don’t want to give away too many spoilers! Look out every day for new book fairy recommendations.
We will also be highlighting some hidden heroes of black history, 12 of which we have created bespoke postcards for thanks to some very creative fairies. Everyone who orders stickers or any other goodies from the book fairy website in October will receive one of these beautiful postcards with their order!
The Book Fairies will keep shouting about incredible stories, from all over the world. We are an international family after all! We hope you enjoy making your way through this reading list as much as we did.
We will be using our channels to share all of YOUR recommendations, too! Tag us and use #BLMBookFairies to get involved. We always love seeing what fairies are reading, and we hope you will join us and #readblackwriters! There are some great hashtags here to use and follow too: #loveconquershate#readblackauthors