Black Book Lists

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
1,143 books — 658 voters
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Books White People Need To Read
400 books — 455 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
192 books — 264 voters
Roots by Alex HaleyUncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher StoweWench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Books about American slavery
166 books — 209 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Liquidator by Iain ParkeSo Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ
African Fiction
222 books — 206 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Infidel Soldiers by Jams N. RosesA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Best Multicultural General Fiction
222 books — 192 voters

32 Candles by Ernessa T. CarterTryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made by Virginia DeBerryThe Coldest Winter Ever by Sister SouljahThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddTumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Best Black/African American Chicklit
131 books — 186 voters
Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperThe Skin I'm In by Sharon G. FlakeThe Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul CurtisTears of a Tiger by Sharon M. DraperNovember Blues by Sharon M. Draper
African American Books for Teens
162 books — 165 voters

Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley CerraMagic America by C.E. MedfordHarvesting Hope by Kathleen KrullFlying heroes by Adrian SchaferVoice of Reason by Bryant McGill
Growing future activists
75 books — 116 voters
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouSoul on Ice by Eldridge CleaverBlack Boy by Richard WrightNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
African American Memoirs
160 books — 99 voters

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussA Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessBlack Beauty by Anna Sewell
A Kaleidoscope of Colors
741 books — 91 voters

If I Should Speak by Umm ZakiyyahBoy vs. Girl by Na'ima B. RobertPainted Hands by Jennifer ZobairThe Reluctant Mullah by Sagheer AfzalHard Kill by Charlie Flowers
Islamic Fiction
115 books — 45 voters

Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerDawn by Octavia E. ButlerThe Living Blood by Tananarive DueLilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Black Speculative Fiction
74 books — 43 voters
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussBlack Beauty by Anna SewellOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. SeussThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
534 books — 42 voters

Hades' Disciples by Michael  WestBetter Off Red by Rebekah WeatherspoonZeus' Warriors by Michael  WestIn the Game by Nikki BakerHeart Block by Melissa Brayden
Interracial Lesbian Fiction
36 books — 20 voters
Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingWhen She Woke by Hillary JordanEvernight by Claudia GrayThe End Games by T. Michael MartinUnspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Black & the Red Family
95 books — 16 voters

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownGood Night, Gorilla by Peggy RathmannThe House in the Night by Susan Marie SwansonBlackout by John RoccoCan't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
Picture Books About the Night
119 books — 10 voters
The Snow Leopard by Peter MatthiessenMy Life with Leopards by Fransje van RielThe See-Through Leopard by Sibel HodgeThe Jungle Book by Rudyard KiplingThe Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Books for Leopard Lovers
27 books — 5 voters

The Piano Man by Marcia PrestonThe Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad CarhartThe Lucy Variations by Sara ZarrPiano Lessons Can Be Murder by R.L. StineOnce More with Feeling by Peggy J. Herring
Piano Keys
22 books — 4 voters
Uncommon Valor by Melvin ClaxtonA More Unbending Battle by Peter NelsonThe Tuskegee Airmen by Jacqueline L. HarrisBlood for Dignity by David P. ColleyUS ARMY'S FIRST, LAST, AND ONLY ALL-BLACK RANGERS by Edward L. Posey
Race in the Military
10 books — 1 voter

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