I’m a little late putting this together, but I thought I would recommend some books by black authors for black history month. The first section will be books I’ve read and liked. The second will be books I have on my TBR.
I’m not including descriptions, but the links will take you to each book’s page on Goodreads.
These first three all have to do with gun violence.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan
Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
These are the ones I haven’t read yet.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
There are obviously so many more books by black authors that you should check out. But I hope this list might add some books to your TBR.
Have you read any of these yet?