Review: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl - Issa Rae

Issa Rae is a YouTube filmmaker and now, with this book, an author. Here is a link to her main YT page: https://www.youtube.com/user/actingrl112.

 

Honestly, I had never heard of Issa Rae before reading this book. After reading this, I went straight to YT and subscribed to her channel. She has such a refreshing and honest voice in a world in which reality tv stars and celebrities just try too damn hard to be famous for nothing or for drama.

 

What drew me originally to this book was just the cover and the back cover statements from people whose work I like. If they liked Issa Rae, then I would give her a shot. Superficial? Yep. But that is how I roll in the non-fiction non-history section of the library. And I am very glad I gave her a shot. This book had parts that were relatable (especially for kids and teens growing up in the late 80s and all of the 90s) and other parts that were so different, it was eye-opening. 4 stars and I hope to read, and see, more from her in the future