Black Voices that Inspire Us
In honor of Black History Month, this collection of journals celebrates Black authors who use their voices to inspire, engage, and empower. These authors, amongst countless others, have used their words to raise up the voices of the African American community. Their words remind us that we also hold the power to enact change through our writing and our stories.
This notebook is soft and light to carry anywhere - the perfect volume to write your own poetry. The journal is made in Italy and features a soft vegan leather cover in metallic bronze.
- Flexible and light
- 144 pages
- Measures 6" x 8"
- Acid free paper
- RULED pages
- Imported notebook is printed by hand in our Washington, DC workshop
This leather journal looks great personalized with embossing. Add your name or inscription to make it uniquely yours.
- Font: Goudy
- Size: 18 pt - 36 pt
- Color: White embossing
- **If you prefer blind embossing or silver, let us know in the special instructions box when you checkout.**
- Position: Lower right corner
- Max: 2 Lines, up to 20 characters and spaces per line
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Angie Thomas is an American young adult author, best known for writing The Hate U Give (2017). Her second young adult novel, On the Come Up, was released on February 25, 2019. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi where she still resides.
Thomas was subjected to multiple instances of gun violence at a young age. She grew up near the home of assassinated civil rights activist Medgar Evers, stating that her mother heard the gunshot that killed him. When she was six years old, Thomas witnessed a shootout.
In an interview with The Guardian, she recounted how her mother took her to the library the following day to show her that "there was more to the world than what [Thomas] saw that day". This inspired her to take up writing.