For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished.
To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, we can experience freedom when we experience joy.
So here are some books that show Black joy! You can find my full list on my Bookshop store.https://bookshop.org/widgets.js
Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.
Edited by Beverly Bond
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
by adrienne maree brown
Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom
by Tabitha Brown
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays
by Samantha Irby
Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration
by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts