15 Black History Reads

Updated: Feb 12, 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