Suggested Reading: Black History Month!

A round-up of some books by Black authors I have enjoyed! Ummm, as you can see I don’t read a ton of literary fiction so the list is a little unbalanced Big smile

In no particular order:


Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat – autobiography/memoir (extremely emotional read, so proceed with caution! I finished it a week ago and I’m still reeling)

Hood Feminism (Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot) by Mikki Kendall

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell


Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender (historical fiction/fairytale)

The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion (dystopian fiction)

The City We Became by NK Jemisin (urban fantasy/LGBTQ – became a fast favorite of mine after one read. Looking forward to reading it again)

Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (dystopian fiction/political satire/LGBTQ)

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (dark fantasy/high fantasy/LGBTQ)

The Changeling by Victor LaValle (horror fiction/fantasy)


Invisble Man by Ralph Ellison

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