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7 days of nominations! 7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for July book of 2019.
The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for July 2019 is Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen.
Take a minute to see what this book is all about.
I guess that on some days, and maybe for some, every day, people other than me could be found walking into their workplace pretending to be someone they’re not…
…Today was my first time feeling so acutely aware of that disconnect.“
Thirty-three-year-old Tabitha Walker thought she was living her “best life” completely under control. She had Marc, her sexy, smooth and successful “paper-perfect” Porsche-driving boyfriend; a coveted position as a local news reporter; and weaving it all together, a standing hair appointment with a reliable stylist.
But it’s funny how life can interrupt even the best planning.
Tabitha’s fortunes take a turn when she learns that the family she always hoped for could slip away — and not just because Marc has been slow to propose.
When her otherwise enviable body starts to fail in a surprising way, Tabitha must embark on a journey, supported by colorful family and friends, to reclaim her own quirky version of “black girl magic” before the unexpected takes more from her than just her dreams of becoming a wife and mother.
About the Author
Jayne Allen is a black girl from Detroit who smiles widely, laughs loudly and loves to tell stories that stick to your bones. Her debut novel, “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted,” which Kirkus Reviews called “both timely and enjoyable,” touches upon contemporary women’s issues such as workplace womanhood, race, fertility, modern relationships and mental health awareness, echoing her desire to bring both multiculturalism and multidimensionality to contemporary women’s fiction with dynamic female protagonists who also happen to be black. When she’s not writing “chocolate chick lit with a conscience,” she’s spending time with her girlfriends, keeping one ear open for her next saucy tale.
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