African American

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)
Ghost Boys
Heads of the Colored People
Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
The Boogeyman in the Orange Bottle: A Love Story as Told by (TEAMS)
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
The Poet X
Tyler Johnson Was Here
The Beauty That Remains
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Whiskey & Ribbons
The Parking Lot Attendant
An American Marriage
The Hate U Give
Small Great Things
Sing, Unburied, Sing
The Last Black Unicorn
The Wedding Date
The Underground Railroad
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
Long Way Down
Between the World and Me
Behold the Dreamers
Dear Martin
Ghost Boys
Epiphany by Rashid DardenCovenant by Rashid DardenSweet Swagger by Mike    WarrenB-Boy Blues by James Earl HardyA Private Affair by Mike    Warren
African American Gay Romance
111 books — 74 voters
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
702 books — 914 voters

Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerLegend by Marie LuWinter by Marissa MeyerMoon Called by Patricia BriggsThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction
692 books — 398 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
255 books — 215 voters

White Teeth by Zadie SmithSmall Island by Andrea LevyThe Lonely Londoners by Sam SelvonOn Beauty by Zadie SmithSecond Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
Black British Literature
101 books — 58 voters
The Fire Next Time by James BaldwinAnother Country by James BaldwinGiovanni's Room by James BaldwinGo Tell It on the Mountain by James BaldwinNotes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Best of James Baldwin
27 books — 55 voters

The Color Purple
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Bluest Eye
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Help
Invisible Man
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Song of Solomon
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Underground Railroad
Native Son
The Hate U Give

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