We recently found two wonderful young ladies spreading black girl magic on Instagram during one of their recent live conversations on @JaqandJens !
What a breath of fresh literature they are! They talk news, culture, goals, current readings and more.
This IG page is a must follow. Founded by JaQuoria (Jaq) and Jenny (Jen) the two started their effort back in 2018 where they organized brunches bringing together groups of women to discuss literature. (JaQ&Jens Urban Book Club)
Eventually those purposeful literary gatherings inspired JaqandJens.com, their online bookstore that concentrates on supporting mainstream, self-published and other works by minority authors. They even have a JaqandJens Mini , children’s books with melanin in mind
A statement on their page says: “We have a strong belief that by spreading the love of literature we have the ability to change lives.”
– staff writer