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15 Black History Reads

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

February is the start of Black History Month and since we're all readers here, what better way to celebrate than by reading books that are centered and revolve around strong African American people/characters. This list is compiled of fiction and non-fiction books. I challenge you to read at least 5 books from this list and let me know what you think.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley


The Color Purple by Alice Walker


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


Becoming by Michelle Obama


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neil Hurston


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Assata by Assata Shakur


The Assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeffery Haas


Dear Martin by Nic Stone


I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity In a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Native Son by Richard Wright


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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