Black History Month 2018: 28 books I love by Black Authors
For Black History Month, I’m sharing 28 of my favorite books by black authors.
Here’s my list of amazing, heart wrenching, fantastically original, and truly haunting books by black writers.
28 Books I love by Black Authors:
1 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
2 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
3 – Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
4 – Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson
5 – Sula by Toni Morrison
6 – White Teeth by Zadie Smith
7 – Black Boy by Richard Wright
9 – Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
10 – Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
11 – You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down by Alice Walker
12 – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
13 – Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler : Octavia Butler is a rare voice. This book was made into an opera. WHAT? If it comes to Nashville, you better believe I’m there.
14 – for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange
15 – The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
16 – Beloved by Toni Morrison
17 – The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks poems by Gwendolyn Brooks
18 – Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
19 – Kindred by Octavia Butler : This is a graphic novel now! How cool.
20 – Equilibrium by Tiana Clark
21 – The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
22 – A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
24 – Phenomenal Woman, a poem by Maya Angelou
25 – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
26 – Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
27 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot : Okay, this isn’t by a black woman. She’s white. But the story she tells of Henrietta Lacks and her family is so important and thought provoking that I’m sharing it in honor of the incredible woman Henrietta Lacks.
28 – Bloodchild & Other Stories by Octavia Butler
Happy Black History Month. May we celebrate Black Excellence every day, all year long.