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28 Great Books by Black Writers

I did a book a day during Black History Month to showcase the amazing array of black writers we have in the writing world. I have read all of these and thought they were amazing to be passed along to read for leisure, to use in a classroom, to further learn, or whatever the book causes you to do. So, my book a day I have compiled into a list. Enjoy! (They are in no particular order).

 


WHAT WE LOSE BY ZINZI CLEMMONS


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PASSING BY NELLA LARSEN


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BLOODCHILD BY OCTAVIA BUTLER


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TAR BABY BY TONI MORRISON


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BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BY TA-NEHISI COATES


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KINDRED BY OCTAVIA BUTLER


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HUNGER BY ROXANE GAY

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BLOOD COLONY BY TANANARIVE DUE (THIRD IN A SERIES)


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ZAMI: A NEW SPELLING OF MY NAME BY AUDRE LORDE


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SULA BY TONI MORRISON


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THE HATE U GIVE BY ANGIE THOMAS


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GIOVANNI’S ROOM BY JAMES BALDWIN


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THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON


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THE COLOR PURPLE BY ALICE WALKER


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NATIVE SON BY RICHARD WRIGHT


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INVISBLE MAN BY RALPH ELISON


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GHOST SUMMER STORIES BY TANANARIVE DUE


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A LESSON BEFORE DYING BY ERNEST J. GAINES


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SING, UNBURIED, SING BY JESMYN WARD


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THERE ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAN BEYONCÉ BY MORGAN PARKER


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CIY OF BONES BY KWAME DAWES


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NOT WITHOUT LAUGHTER BY LANGSTON HUGHES


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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS BY MAYA ANGELOU


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WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY STORIES BY LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH


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DON’T CALL US DEAD BY DANEZ SMITH


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THOMAS AND BEULAH BY RITA DOVE


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NW BY ZADIE SMITH


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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X BY MALCOLM X AND ALEX HALEY


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HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE LIST! COMMENT THE ONES YOU HAVE READ OR THE ONES YOU HAVE ADDED TO YOUR READING LIST! CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHERE THESE STORIES HAVE LED YOU OR HOW THEY HAVE INSPIRED YOU! THANKS FOR SCROLLING THROUGH!

 

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