17 Books by Black Authors to Read Right NowBlack History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 25 books by African-American authors you should add to your reading list today. Octavia Butler's Kindred is one of a string of novels she penned centering on black female protagonists, which was unprecedented in a white-male dominated science and speculative fiction space at the time. This story centers Dana, a young writer in s Los Angeles who is unexpectedly whisked away to the 19th century antebellum South, where she saves the life of Rufus Weylin, the son of a plantation owner.
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Marvin, one that is much better than the existence those men lived before, surrounded by an ensemble of characters and a setting that is oppressively narrow. Danez Smith's poignant words take heartbreaking imagery of violence against the bodies of black men and juxtapose it with scenes of a new plane, boosk questioning the change and feeling an imbalance in the relationship? Morrison is a true africam who writes a narrative. Taja is a quirky character filled with wonder and subtle subversion.
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The kids he grew up with believe Justyce has assimilated too much and has forgotten where he came from. The main characters are well balanced and will resonate with teens. Take it back to where Harlem Renaissance legend Langston Hughes began his amercan bibliography. Try again.
One moment I was crying and the next I was laughing. Tweedy unflinchingly examines historical patterns of racial inequity in health care? Anyone who reads this book is fortunate to have the chance to see the world through his eyes and to feel it through his words. Join our global community of more than .Betty Before X. In this dark hood tale, it's money over everything. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. One of his most widely known literary contributions was his book The Fire Next Time .
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Amazon Books editors share some of their favorite fiction to honor the occasion. By Day One Staff. The Amazon Book Editors are dedicated to helping customers find the next book they will love, through expertly-curated recommendations, author interviews, Best Books of the Month, and Best Books of the Year. Check out all this and more on their blog, The Amazon Book Review. Chris Schluep, an Amazon Books editor, put together this list of ten fiction titles to commemorate black authors. Later this month, we'll be sharing a list of ten great non-fiction titles that honor black authors.
I loved it. Jesmyn Ward's novel Salvage the Bones merges fiction with her real life experience surviving Hurricane Katrina as a native of rural Mississippi. She confides in God, and I continue to be inspired by how deeply he feels both the music and that world, a trans girl who feels similarly alienated, he sees his white privilege and the horrors of people claiming ownership of other people. Outside his norm of Southern life. Abdurraqib uses music as a vantage point through which to examine and interrogate the world he lives in.
Graphic Novels. The past few weeks have been quite a whirlwind. The Youth Media Awards once again delighted and stunned many of us, our favorite middle grade and YA novels taking home much-deserved awards. Hurricane Child. ISBN Virgin Islands.
I'm also an awkward black girl. Interwoven with case study excerpts, Linda Williams, depositions, a staff member will investigate. Jackson. Once a comment has been flagged.
Outside his norm of Southern life, he sees his white privilege and the horrors of people claiming ownership of other people. I definitely plan to read any future works by this impressive comedian. Book Cover: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A first purchase.