NEW MONTH, NEW BOOK! Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? We at The Tea surely cannot. However, since it is a new month, you all know what that means... new month, new book, and new videos EVERY Thursday!
This week is one of our favorite episodes, the book selection video where our ladies will be presenting new books choices and voting on their favorite to read and discuss for the month. Choosing a new read is always exciting! The cast has six new books, all non-fiction, which they are dying to present. Their choices for the month of December are:
Margarita: Rabbit, The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams. Have you always wanted to know about the struggle of growing up poor, black and female? Ask any girl from any hood. You want to know what it takes to rise above your circumstances when all the cards are stacked against you? Ask Patricia Williams, she’ll have all of your answers.
Nigeria: Cuz by Danielle Allen. In this upsetting novel, it alternates between a woman's suffering over the loss of her baby cousin and a scholar's fierce critique of the American prison system. Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a writer, end up dead? Why did he languish in prison? And why was he in a South Central Los Angeles Alley at the age of fifteen, holding a gun, while trying to steal someone's car?
Janelle: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi. This truth-riot, and New York Times best seller, gives us everything from hilarious lectures on the bad behavior all around us to accurate essays on media and culture. Luvvie brilliantly puts the world on notice that she is not here for your foolishness.
Deborah: Yes! Yoga Has Curves by Dana Smith. Yoga is a transformational art designed to bring our mind, body and spirit back into balance. It helps us to respect and value who we are and appreciate the skin that we are in.
Afi: The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu, 14th Dalai Lama, Douglas Carlton Abrams. Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.
Dina: Defining Moments in Black History: Read Between the Lines by Dick Gregory. One of our most politically engaged and civil rights activists and leading comedian with his trademark sarcastic wit, keen humor, and infectious paranoia looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.