Wish List Wednesday

Whish List Wednesday

Here is my Wish List Wednesday!

What is Wish list Wednesday? Well read all the details below!

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it’s on your wish list.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

I have so many books I would just love to own right now. If I had the money and the space I would buy them all. Having said that one is standing out to me right now more than the others. That could change in a few days but lets got with it anyway.

The book I am most wanting to add to my collection is

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America

Written By Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps

This is a book I found sometime last year and instantly wanted. I’m glad though that I waited because a revised,updated edition is being released this month.

This is the original cover


Published February 1st 2001 by St. Martin’s Press

198 Pages

This is the new cover


The new edition will be released Jan 28th 2014 Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

272 pages

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a “free” person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher’s reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding Black hair linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Tying the personal to the political and the popular, Hair Story takes a chronological look at the culture behind the ever-changing state of Black hair-from fifteenth century Africa to the present-day United States. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history and that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair. (Synopsis from goodreads)

I can only imagine that part of the reason it’s being re-released after nearly 13 years is Mrs. Obama. The first black First Lady had most black women feeling some kind of way even if they didn’t vote for her husband. It would only make sense to include something about her in this edition considering the impact she, and her hair have had.

So that is the next book I plan on putting on my shelves. What book are you wishing was yours right now?

Until Next Time


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