Book Recommendations for Black History Month


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?




Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

24 thoughts on “Book Recommendations for Black History Month”

  1. Ugh yes, anything by Jason Reynolds is so bomb! I love his Track series for middle grade. I would also recommend Kwame Alexander–one of my favorite poets/writers in verse. I just finished The Poet X recently and totally cried!

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  2. I’ve read quite a few from this list, but there are so many on here that look so good! I have been meaning to read “The Poet X” for some time, but it’s a major award winner now, so I really have to get on it! Thanks for showing a spotlight on these amazing authors!

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