Black Voices Matter Part II: 80+ Books By Black Authors I’m Excited To Read Soon!

Hi Readers!

A little while ago I shared some of my favourite books written by black authors and as I was writing that list I realised pretty quickly I have not prioritised black voices enough and I really need to change that.

We’re seeing a shift here. I feel like we can all feel that the Black Lives Matter movement is finally being heard by EVERYBODY. I’ve always supported BLM where I can but I’ve had this overwhelming feeling lately that I haven’t done enough to actually show that support.

Supporting black authors is one step I’m going to take to do that. I want to educate myself and make time for these books I’ve just allowed to sit on my shelf.

How You Can Help!

BookAuthorGenre
All Boys Aren’t BlueGeorge M. JohnsonNon-Fiction
The Yellow HouseSarah M. BroomNon-Fiction
Till the Well Runs DryLauren Francis-SharmaHistorical Fiction
Book of the Little AxeLauren Francis-SharmaHistorical Fiction
Romance in MarseilleClaude McKayClassic
Giovanni’s RoomJames BaldwinClassic
White RageCarol AndersonNon-Fiction
Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcolm XNon-Fiction
An AutobiographyAngela Y. DavisNon-Fiction
The House That Race BuiltMultipleNon-Fiction
Women, Race & ClassAngela Y. DavisNon-Fiction
AnneZarina MachaContemporary
The Wedding DateJasmine GuilloryContemporary
I’m Still HereAustin Channing BrownNon-Fiction
Here We Get FreeKeeanga TaylorNon-Fiction
Freedom Is A Constant StruggleAngela Y. DavisNon-Fiction
Not that BadRoxane GayNon-Fiction
HeavyKiese LaymonNon-Fiction
This Will Be My UndoingMorgan JerkinsNon-Fiction
So You Want to Talk About RaceIljeoma OluoNon-Fiction
When They Call You A TerroristPatrisse Khan-CullorsNon-Fiction
Kingdom of SoulsRena BarronFantasy
A Song of Wraiths & RuinRoseanne A. BrownFantasy
The Gilded OnesNamina FornaFantasy
Kill the Black One FirstMichael FullerNon-Fiction
Me & White SupremacyLayla F. SaadNon-Fiction
Hidden FiguresMargot Lee ShetterlyNon-Fiction
Heart of the RaceBerverly BryanNon-Fiction
The Vanishing HalfBrit BennettHistorical Fiction
Felix Ever AfterKacen CallenderContemporary
You Should See Me in a CrownLeah JohnsonContemporary
Meet Cute ClubJack HarbonContemporary
The Henna WarsJaigirdar AdibaContemporary
A Song Below WaterBethany C. MorrowMermaids!
Clap When You LandElizabeth AvecedoContemporary
SlayBrittney MorrisContemporary
A Blade So DarkL.L. McKinneyFantasy
Black Girl UnlimitedEcho BrownFantasy
Opposite of AlwaysJustin A. ReynalsContemporary
Little & LionBrandy ColbertContemporary
Eloquent RageBrittney CooperNon-Fiction
Assata: An AutobiographyAssata ShakurNon-Fiction
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King JrMartin Luther King JrNon-Fiction
Bad FeministRoxance GayNon-Fiction
HungerRoxane GayNon-Fiction
The Fire Next TimeJames BaldwinNon-Fiction
Go Tell It On the MountainJames BaldwinClassic
If Beale Street Could TalkJames BaldwinClassic
The Nickel BoysColson WhiteheadHistorical Fiction
Brown Girl DreamingJaqueline WoodsonNon-Fiction, Childrens
Another BrooklynJacqueline WoodsonHistorical Fiction
How We Fight For Our LivesSaeed JonesNon-Fiction
Real LifeBrandon TaylorContemporary
The Sun Does ShineAnthony Ray HintonNon-Fiction
ThickTressie McMillan CottomNon-Fiction
Hood FeminismMikki KendallNon-Fiction
Just MercyBryan StevensonNon-Fiction
Between the World & MeTa-Nehisi CoatesNon-Fiction
Black KlansmanRon StallworthNon-Fiction
Crusade for JusticeIda B. Wells-BarnettNon-Fiction
The DeepRivers SolomonSci-Fi
Stamped From the BeginningIbram X. KendiNon-Fiction
The Confessions of Frannie LangtonSara CollinsHistorical Fiction
The New Jim CrowMichelle AlexanderNon-Fiction
Forced OutKevin MaxwellNon-Fiction
How To Be An AntiracistIbram X. KendiNon-Fiction
Dear MartinNic StoneContemporary
Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale HurstonClassic
Invisible ManRalph EllisonClassic
Children of Blood and BoneTomi AdeyemiFantasy
The Broken Earth TrilogyN.K. JemisinFantasy
KindredOctavia E. ButlerSci-Fi
Purple HibiscusChimamanda Ngozi AdichieHistorical Fiction

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


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