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Books To Read by Black Authors

We all know what is happening in the world and we all need to make sure we stand up and fight the oppression and injustice happening to Black people. It is not a time to be silent, although we should never have been silent in the first place.

One of the ways we can support Black people is that as book nerds we can support Black authors by buying, promoting and sharing their books. So here is a list of books by Black authors to get you started.

There are so many more than the small list I have shared and please do comment any that I missed so we can all share the love!

Fiction Books

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

She Wore Red Trainers by Naima B Robert

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson &Ellen Hagan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Tried and Tested by Umm Juwayriyah

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Daughters of Nri by Reni K Amayo

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Triston Strong Punches a Hole in the Skky by Kwame Mbalia

A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patice Cadwell

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

 Slay by Brittney Morris

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Non-Fiction Books

I Will Not be Erased by Gal-Dem

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

From My Sisters Lips by Naima B Robert

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Slay in your Lane by Elizabeth Uviebinene & Yomi Adegoke

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

The Fundamentals of Tawheed by Bilal Philips

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists forgot by Mikki Kendall

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi

We Should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Adiche

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