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Black History Month Book List

Celebrate Black History Month with our collection of books written by black authors and more.

Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie

Author of the TEDTalk speech, We Should All be Feminists, Chimanda Ngozi Adichie has written another powerful novel that follows a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria. Americanah is also the winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle award.

 

 

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Considered one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century by Zadie Smith, Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford as she grows from a young teenager to a woman who controls her own destiny.

 

 

 

 

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist is a collection of essays that explores being a feminist while loving things that seem to go against feminist ideology, written through the lens of pop culture and Roxane Gay’s personal experiences.

 

 

 

Find more books by black authors, including Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Ralph Ellison in our Black History Month Authors list.