Read some of the top nonfiction and fiction by contemporary Famous Black authors, including books in every genre literally fiction to personal memoirs.
Well-red black girl by Glory Edim
An amazing collection of essays by Black women writers, curated by the founder of the famous book Well-Read Black Girl, on the significance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
A surprising and amazing debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and huge-hearted story about privilege and race, set around a young Black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a shocking connection that threatens to undo them both.
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
A strong, emotional debut novel told in the memorable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determine to get an education so that she can escape and pick her own future.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls combine 2 families from different social classes and exposes the disappointments, private hopes, and longings that can divide or bind us from each other, from the National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl dreaming.
Everything inside by Edwidge Dantict
Rich with hard-won humanity and wisdom, set in locates from Miami and Port-au Price to a little unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, everything inside at once wide in scope and warm, as it exposes the forces that put us combine, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.
Loving Day by Mat Johnson
A frequently very funny, surprisingly moving story about whites and blacks, daughters and fathers, the living and the dead, Loving Day celebrates the wonders of opposites bound in love.
The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This is a dramatic story of an act of violence inflicted on generations of men, women, and kids – the capricious and violent separation of families – and the war they waged to just make lives with the people they like. Written by one today’s most amazing writers and thinkers, the Water dancer is transcendent, propulsive work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
James McBride writes with insight and humor about how we struggle to know who we are on a planet we do not completely comprehend. The outcome is a perceptive, surprising, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human situation.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Elizabeth Weil and Clemantine Wamariya
In 1994, Clemantine Wamriya and her sister, Claire, fled with the Rwandan massacre and spent the next 6 years migrating via 7 African nations. Later, she seemed to live the American dream yet the years of being cured as less than a human could not be erased. In the Girl who Smiled Beads, Clemantine recognizes the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound aftershocks and injuries.
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