By// L’Oreal Thompson
Entertaining reads are key to enduring the dog days of summer, when reruns and road trips abound. JET offers a literary list to fit whatever mood you’re in, ranging from tell-alls to mob action.
1. Empower Hour
Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women
Changing the World by Crystal McCrary and Nathan Hale Williams
Beautiful images and eye-opening advice fill this book, which celebrates the successes of 30 distinguished African-American ladies, including First Lady Michelle Obama.
This comic writer, formerly of The Onion, ponders side-splittingly funny questions, including whether African-Americans need to be able to bust a rhyme or drop n-bombs in mixed company. (Spoiler alert: Yes, and no.)
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