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This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope – Shayla Lawson
Non-fiction / 23rd November 2020

Introduction This Is Major is about black activism, I guess. I noticed this book in the Humor category of the Semifinal Round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards. As I was looking for something light to read, I picked this book. Author Shayla Lawson is an American poet and writer. Other than this book, she also has 3 poetry collections. Contents This Is Major contains an introduction titled American Girls and 16 chapters. The chapters in ascending order are 1) You Are Here, 2) For Colored Girls, 3) I Tried to Be Twitter Famous, 4) Tammy from HR, 5) No, My First Name Ain’t Whoopi, 6) Black Girl Magic, 7) Names for “Black” and What Year It Was, 8) Black Girl Hipster, 9) “Black Lives Matter” Yard Signs Matter, 10) Intraracial Dating, 11) Love Songs for Thots, 12) Cake Is Canceled, 13) Let Her Be Laughter, 14) Diana Ross Is Major, 15) Young, Drifted & Black, and 16) & Just in Case You Forgot Who I Am, I Am. Review This Is Major is an essay collection of the author. The theme revolves around the experience of being a female African American. All the essays can be read as a…