2020 Nonfiction Books by African-Americans

A list of nonfiction books published in 2020 in the United States, in English by African-Americans from an African-American point of view. No self published for any non-fiction genres except autobiographies, memoirs, and cookbooks as long as they are of quality. No ebooks.

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2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
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4.24 avg rating — 669 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 1,637 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 299 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 3,388 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 416 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 472 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 573 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 760 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 267 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 238 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 2,656 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 391 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 1,478 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 3,130 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 113 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 79 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 413 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 21,520 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 693 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 27 ratings
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4.62 avg rating — 2,409 ratings
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4.61 avg rating — 700 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 43 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 476 ratings
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4.54 avg rating — 1,862 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 609 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 28 ratings
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4.71 avg rating — 86 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 427 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 15,277 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 60 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 272 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 305 ratings
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4.65 avg rating — 48 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 157 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 556 ratings
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4.69 avg rating — 229 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings
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4.68 avg rating — 22 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 178 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 455 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 437 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 2,231 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 455 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 39 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 402 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 34 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 154 ratings
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message 1: by Addy (new)

Addy I removed They Don't Dance No' Mo' by Hanif Abdurraqib because the publishing date has been pushed back to 2021.


message 2: by Addy (new)

Addy Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays by Carolyn Holbrook has been removed because the Author isn't African-American, but mixed.

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South by Matthew Van Meter was removed because the author isn't African-American, but white.

The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt by Jill Watts has been removed because the author isn't African-American, but white.

Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler was removed because it was published in 2017. Feel free to add to the 2017 list.

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell has been removed because the book was published in 2018. Feel free to add to the 2018 list.

Black Bottom Saints: A Novel by Alice Randall was removed because it's fiction. This list is for non-fiction only.


message 3: by Addy (new)

Addy A Promised Land by Barack Obama has been removed because Obama is not an African-American not is he black. This list is for black authors who are African-American. For reference, Obama is a biracial man of Kenyan and White American heritage.


message 4: by Addy (new)

Addy Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo has been removed because the author is not African-American.


message 5: by Addy (last edited Dec 04, 2020 08:36AM) (new)

Addy Also, I just had to remove a SLEW of books because most books were duplicates. I know many can be excited to vote for their books of choice, but please make sure the books isn't already on the list.

I also removed a few that were published in this year or were self-published outside of the allowed genres for this list.

I also had to remove Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
by Natasha Trethewey because the author is biracial. The list if for black people who are African-American.


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