Plum Bun

Fauset's second novel “Plum Bun” explores the world of passing for white in the early 1900s. Angela and Virginia are sisters growing up in Philadelphia. Angela is exceptionally light skinned. So much so that she can pass as white. Virginia is a bronze skinned Black woman. “Plum Bun” explores the consequences of Angela's decision to move to New York and pass as a white woman.

Alicia – The Pretty Brown Eye Reader – hosts a wonderful YouTube channel where she reviews and shares great literature. Alicia's channel is a great resource for people who love poetry. Each April, she reads and gives her thoughts on a different poem each day in the month. Alicia highlights many books from the world of African American literature that you will be happy to discover. Her fun and insightful videos are a must watch.

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