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