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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.
Sisters are separated at birth. We follow the generations of offspring who come after.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Christopher Paul Curtis
A family travels to Birmingham in 1963 and deals with the church bombing.
I Can’t Make This Up
Humor mixed with memoir, Kevin Hart talks through his rise to comedy fame.
So Much Blue
A manâ€™s present, past affair, and past journey through El Salvador. Beautiful art.
Another literary fiction:
A middle-aged professor stumbles through marriage and his failing career.
A disillusioned man struggles to find his identity. A college reading must.
Roxane recalls the brutal gang rape that led to a lifelong struggle with her body.
The Hate U Give
Teenager Starr finds herself in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Wedding Date
A groomsman needs a date for a wedding. Enter his fake date, and enter sparks.
Book owner Apollo’s wife acts strange. Postpartum depression? Or something darker?
An interracial couple gives each other some sexual healing. Bow-chicka-wow-wow.
Octavia E. Butler
On this planet, men carry the parasitic grub babies for their insect-like overlords.
Growing Up in the Jackson Family
LaToya details her dramatic life growing up with the Jacksons.
This isn’t actually a book. It’s an album. But it flows so lyrically like true poetry.
World of Wakanda
This offshoot of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther series follows female fighters.
The Tipping Point
You’ve put in the work, sweated the small stuff. Now, tips your work to critical mass?
7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life
Michele teaches us the lessons her budget-minded grandmother taught her.
Between the World and Me
Coates discusses his life and ownership of his body as a black man.