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Mission Book Possible #1

Find a Book

The BookFinder is almost a month old!

With more than 1,680 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Florence Mills

On November 1, 1927, Florence Mills, the “Queen of Happiness” died. She was only thirty-one years old. During her much too short life, she’d been a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. Born to formerly enslaved parents, Mills started performing as a child. She gained notoriety for her role in the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

Mills became an international sensation with the show Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds. The Prince of Wales claimed to have seen it eleven times. Mill’s biggest hit song was “I’m a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird.”

In 1926, Mills became ill with tuberculosis and died on November 1, 1927, from an infection following an operation. More than ten thousand people paid their respects at the funeral home and thousands attended her funeral.

To honor Florence Mills, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in one of the following Archetype categories: Musicians / Pianists or Actor / Performer

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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