43 New & Upcoming Books to Discover This Black History Month

Posted by Cybil on February 1, 2019

This post is sponsored by Scout Press.


This February, we're honoring Black History Month by looking at some new and upcoming books we're excited to read by authors of color. You'll find 2019's highly anticipated returns of reader favorites, including Colson Whitehead, Helen Oyeyemi, Marlon James, and Toni Morrison, in addition to many new voices to add to your Want to Read shelf.

We've rounded up notable releases in both Fiction and Nonfiction below, including selections in Poetry, Memoir, and Romance. Let us know which books you're looking forward to reading!


Fiction

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Romance

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Essays

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Poetry

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Memoirs

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General Nonfiction

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Which of these books are you most excited to read in 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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message 1: by Tamesha (new)

Tamesha Edwards How do I get my book added to the Black History month reading list?


message 2: by Vivienne (new)

Vivienne Ekpo Tamesha wrote: "How do I get my book added to the Black History month reading list?"

You can buy them off amazon.


message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Tamesha wrote: "How do I get my book added to the Black History month reading list?"
Not sure but because of your comment I found out about your book and just ordered through your website!


message 4: by Anissa (new)

Anissa I already have They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzel Hall on my TBR. There are plenty of books here I didn't even know about. I'm passing on Marlon James' book because while it sounds interesting, fantasy often doesn't get me in my book feels. I do hear it's a story worth the read.


message 5: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Tamesha wrote: "How do I get my book added to the Black History month reading list?"
I don't know either but I marked your book to read. Sounds like an interesting story, good luck!


message 6: by Nitya (new)

Nitya Reading The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls right now and super hyped for Fumbled and A Prince on Paper!


message 7: by Peggy (new)

Peggy My list includes (those on your list as well as others):

FINDING MY VOICE: MY JOURNEY TO THE WEST WING AND THE PATH FORWARD - Valerie Jarrett 4/2/19
STONY THE ROAD: RECONSTRUCTION, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND THE RISE OF JIM CROW - Henry Louis Gates 4/2/19
HOT COMB - Ebony Flowers - 5/4/19
SHURI: THE SEARCH FOR BLACK PANTHER - Nnedi Okorafor 5/7/19
THE DEEP - Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, Willliam Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes 6/4/19


message 8: by Bulalu (last edited Feb 05, 2019 08:56PM) (new)

Bulalu Jr. How can some one from Uganda buy a copy and how is the delivery.
Thank you.


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I added several. Nice list and new authors for me.


message 10: by Mwerevu (new)

Mwerevu Bulalu wrote: "How can some one from Uganda buy a copy and how is the delivery.
Thank you."


You can buy them off Amazon.


message 11: by Mwerevu (new)

Mwerevu These are amazing. I'm feeling greedy for the lot. 😋


message 12: by James (new)

James there needs to be a lot more non-fiction works here... white people need to start learning about how awful slavery and racism are, and how the treatment of people of color throughout history has shaped the trajectory of so many lives... the fact that most white Americans think racism is in the past, and that being nice to people of color will make racism disappear (i'm not racist! i have black friends!), means there is still so much for white people to learn not only about everyday racism, but the social, economic, and political systems that have built and still support racism...


message 13: by jhst (new)

jhst kmil America-centric, I reckon.


message 14: by James (new)

James Mason Peggy wrote: "...THE DEEP - Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, Willliam Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes 6/4/19"

Brilliant - Do you know how involved the clipping. team are and how much it is just Rivers fleshing out their original song?


message 15: by Amber (new)

Amber Tamesha, I added your book too. Looks really good, thank you!


message 16: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Regarding James' question about THE DEEP. . .I don't know the extent of the involvement of the group. I only have the information that has been released so far.


message 17: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey I sure hope this article is followed up by lists featuring black literature in general. It's Black History Month, not Amazon Capitalizing Off of Black History Month.


message 18: by Book2Dragon (new)

Book2Dragon Black is the Body-Emily Bernard. I heard this on an NPR interview, and it sounds really fascinating. Also, Stony the Road, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as I really respect him.


message 19: by Willow (new)

Willow Croft You mean, an answer aside from "all of them"?


message 20: by Christine (new)

Christine Book2Dragon wrote: "Black is the Body-Emily Bernard. I heard this on an NPR interview, and it sounds really fascinating. Also, Stony the Road, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as I really respect him."

Thanks for the additional authors.


message 21: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Two more coming out later in 2019 - both non-fiction

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS: HOPE AND FORGIVENESS AFTER THE CHARLESTON MASSACRE - Rev. Sharon Risher 6/11/19

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST - Ibram X. Kendi 8/20/19


message 22: by Tamesha (new)

Tamesha Edwards Thank you to everyone, that have added my book to your book shelf and/or purchased a copy.

Truly, appreciative of your support.


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