Videos Books for Black History Month Watch this video on books for Black History Month on my Read Remark booktube channel. Since February is Black History Month, I couldn’t let the month go by without taking the opportunity to recommend some black authors. I should clarify, though, these authors are not significant by virtue of their race. They’re just damn good authors. Here are a handful of books for Black History Month reading recommendations. Check out the different genres to can find the right book for you. Historical fiction: Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Sisters are separated at birth. We follow the generations of offspring who come after. Children’s books: The Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis A family travels to Birmingham in 1963 and deals with the church bombing. Humor: I Can’t Make This Up Kevin Hart Humor mixed with memoir, Kevin Hart talks through his rise to comedy fame. Literary fiction: So Much Blue Percival Everett A man’s present, past affair, and past journey through El Salvador. Beautiful art. Another literary fiction: On Beauty Zadie Smith A middle-aged professor stumbles through marriage and his failing career. Classics: Invisible Man Ralph Ellison A disillusioned man struggles to find his identity. A college reading must. Memoir: Hunger Roxane Gay Roxane recalls the brutal gang rape that led to a lifelong struggle with her body. Young adult: The Hate U Give Angie Thomas Teenager Starr finds herself in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement. Women’s lit: The Wedding Date Jasmine Guillory A groomsman needs a date for a wedding. Enter his fake date, and enter sparks. Horror: The Changeling Victor Lavalle Book owner Apollo’s wife acts strange. Postpartum depression? Or something darker? Steamy romance: Haven Rebekah Weatherspoon An interracial couple gives each other some sexual healing. Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Science fiction: Bloodchild Octavia E. Butler On this planet, men carry the parasitic grub babies for their insect-like overlords. Autobiography: Growing Up in the Jackson Family LaToya Jackson LaToya details her dramatic life growing up with the Jacksons. Poetry: The Craft Blackalicious This isn’t actually a book. It’s an album. But it flows so lyrically like true poetry. Graphic novel: World of Wakanda Roxane Gay This offshoot of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther series follows female fighters. Business: The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell You’ve put in the work, sweated the small stuff. Now, tips your work to critical mass? Money/budgeting: 7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life Michelle Singletary Michele teaches us the lessons her budget-minded grandmother taught her. Nonfiction: Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Coates discusses his life and ownership of his body as a black man. Happy reading!