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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
463 books — 798 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTwilight by Stephenie MeyerEclipse by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Great Books with BLACK Covers
1,369 books — 727 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 — 381 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
277 books — 301 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
356 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 — 292 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSo Long a Letter by Mariama BâDisgrace by J.M. Coetzee
African Fiction
437 books — 291 voters
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. FlakeCopper Sun by Sharon M. DraperThe Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul CurtisNovember Blues by Sharon M. DraperTears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
African American Books for Teens
231 books — 275 voters

Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley CerraMagic America by C.E. MedfordHarvesting Hope by Kathleen KrullVoice of Reason by Bryant McGillFlying heroes by Adrian Schafer
Growing future activists
169 books — 149 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
179 books — 130 voters

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsI Like Myself! by Karen BeaumontA Chair for My Mother by Vera B. WilliamsAmazing Grace by Mary HoffmanA Doll Like Me by Kimberly  Gordon
African American Picture Books
316 books — 125 voters

Beloved by Toni MorrisonThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Darkest Child by Delores PhillipsSugar by Bernice L. McFaddenHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Contemporary Black Women's Literature
211 books — 122 voters
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryA Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
A Kaleidoscope of Colors
987 books — 112 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books by Nigerian Authors
125 books — 92 voters
Go Fetch! by Shelly LaurenstonBeast Behaving Badly by Shelly LaurenstonDaddy's Game by Normandie AllemanThe Beast in Him by Shelly LaurenstonLady Luck by Kristen Ashley
African American Lead: Romance
278 books — 87 voters

Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerDawn by Octavia E. ButlerThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. JemisinFledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Black Speculative Fiction
238 books — 81 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

Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne KendalTorment by Lindsay Anne KendalRevelations by Lindsay Anne KendalCrossroads by Mary TingIt Lives in The Basement by Sahara Foley
best dark covered books
102 books — 68 voters
Fallen by Lauren KateTorment by Lauren KateDarkness Before Dawn by J.A. LondonPassion by Lauren KateDefiance by C.J. Redwine
Straps of Silky Night and Moonlight
257 books — 67 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
132 books — 42 voters

Bound By Blood by Shane K.P. O'NeillBound By Blood by Shane K.P. O'NeillBirth Of The Monster by Shane K.P. O'NeillThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaThe Huntress by Michelle O'Leary
Back In Black
176 books — 42 voters
Eclipse by Stephenie MeyerDoctor Sleep by Stephen KingRed Rising by Pierce BrownWhen She Woke by Hillary JordanUnspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Black & the Red Family
167 books — 38 voters

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