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With the new year in full swing, it is time to get serious about resolutions. If your New Year’s goal was to read more, we’ve got you covered with this list of powerful reads by prominent Black authors.

From Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes to Joy Ann Reid’s Fracture, these books will move you to live closer your truth, and help shape your understanding of black identity and culture in an ever-evolving America

YEAR OF YES, BY SHONDA RHIMES

1. YEAR OF YES, BY SHONDA RHIMES:

“Lucky implies I didn’t do anything. Lucky implies something was given to me. Lucky implies that I was handed something I did not earn, that I did not work hard for. Gentle reader, may you never be lucky. I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” — Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes

Start off 2016 right with this remarkable read! Rhimes’ nuggets of wisdom in Year of Yes will inspire you to keep saying this three letter word this year.

In Year of Yes, the Thursday Night Television powerhouse reveals how learning to say YES pushed her to the truest form of herself.

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