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The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBeloved by Toni MorrisonInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Best African American Books
632 books — 825 voters
The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootAin't I a Woman by bell hooks
Books White People Need To Read
444 books — 778 voters

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister SouljahThe Cartel by Ashley AntoinetteTale of the Murda Mamas by Ashley AntoinetteThe Last Chapter by Ashley AntoinetteAddicted by Zane
The Hottest Urban Fiction
324 books — 377 voters
32 Candles by Ernessa T. CarterThe Coldest Winter Ever by Sister SouljahTryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made by Virginia DeBerryThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddFlyy Girl by Omar Tyree
Best Black/African American Chicklit
266 books — 295 voters

Roots by Alex HaleyKindred by Octavia E. ButlerUncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher StoweThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerBeloved by Toni Morrison
Books about American slavery
241 books — 291 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Best Multicultural General Fiction
308 books — 290 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Help by Kathryn StockettGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckAt Road's End by Zoe Saadia
Best American Historical Fiction
215 books — 247 voters
Go Fetch! by Shelly LaurenstonHostage to Pleasure by Nalini SinghBeast Behaving Badly by Shelly LaurenstonHunting Season by Shelly LaurenstonThe Naughty Sins of a Saint by Tiana Laveen
Best Interracial Paranormal
243 books — 203 voters

Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezPerfect Peace by Daniel Black32 Candles by Ernessa T. CarterThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. DurrowBefore You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
2010's Best African American Literature
19 books — 143 voters
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick DouglassSoul on Ice by Eldridge CleaverBlack Boy by Richard Wright
African American Memoirs
175 books — 129 voters

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieMore Happy Than Not by Adam SilveraEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCourGeorge by Alex Gino
MG/YA/NA #ownvoices
210 books — 129 voters

Dance With Destiny by Becky LowerDazzled by Darkness by Erica MilesMine Till Midnight by Lisa KleypasSeduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa KleypasTalk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan
Interracial Historical Romance
186 books — 114 voters

Epiphany by Rashid DardenCovenant by Rashid DardenSweet Swagger by Mike    WarrenA Private Affair by Mike    WarrenB-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy
African American Gay Romance
110 books — 70 voters
If I Should Speak by Umm Zakiyyahالرحيق المختوم by Safiur-Rahman Al-MubarakpuriPainted Hands by Jennifer ZobairBoy vs. Girl by Na'ima B. RobertCairo by G. Willow Wilson
Islamic Fiction
113 books — 68 voters

The Fire Next Time by James     BaldwinAnother Country by James     BaldwinGo Tell It on the Mountain by James     BaldwinGiovanni's Room by James     BaldwinNotes of a Native Son by James     Baldwin
Best of James Baldwin
27 books — 50 voters
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonNative Son by Richard WrightThe Collected Poems by Langston HughesThe Ways of White Folks by Langston HughesPassing by Nella Larsen
The Harlem Renaissance
129 books — 40 voters

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