5 Book companion journals to help you do the work

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During this time of uncertainty, journaling, in addition to reading, can often-times prove to be both enjoyable and cathartic. Not only are the following journals great companion pieces to the books that inspired them, but they are also great tools in learning how to express yourself when faced with a rapidly changing world. 

Write Yourself a Lantern

When The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo was released, it took the book world by storm. Recently released, the novel’s accompanying journal, proves to be just as magnificent. Created to encourage writers during the creative process, Write Yourself a Lantern is an excellent addition to the New York Times best-selling book.

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Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice

Much like its autobiographical companion, the Becoming journal is all about creating one’s own narrative. With writing prompts to help you move beyond the surface to write your life story, this journal is great for both writers and readers alike.

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The Year of Yes Journal

Inspired by award-winning director and creator Shonda Rhimes’ book Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun, and Be Your Own Person, the Year of Yes journal includes several writing prompts (some that even track your “yes” progress) geared toward achieving your dreams. This 365-day journal encourages you to stop saying no and just say yes.

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Awaken the Magic: A Children of Blood and Bone Journal

Filled with beautifully lined blank pages, the Awaken the Magic journal is a space for those who journal to just, well journal. With inspiring quotes from the Legacy of Orisha series, writing in this journal is all about letting it flow and listening to what’s already inside of you.

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Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Finding Your Truth

This journal, as the title suggests, is a tool to help you “find your voice.” An accompanying journal for the wildly popular novels of YA author, Angie Thomas (The Hate Give; On the Come Up), writing in this journal will help you on your journey to discovering who you are.

Feliece Turner

Feliece Turner is a book and culture blogger based out of Auburn Hills, Mi. She is the creator of two blogs, the Black Female Gaze, discussing issues on Black culture/feminism, as well as Feliece's Favs, a space designated for those "who love and live for Black literature." When she's not reading or writing, Feliece enjoys spending time with her four-year-old daughter Cree, binging Grey's Anatomy, or spending time with friends and family. She has a great passion for books and enjoys sharing that passion with the world!

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