Black History Month Books

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The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)
by (shelved 49 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.49 — 792,933 ratings — published 2017
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.25 — 623,705 ratings — published 1982
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The Vanishing Half The Vanishing Half (Hardcover)
by (shelved 42 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.17 — 652,225 ratings — published 2020
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.97 — 317,152 ratings — published 1937
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)
by (shelved 41 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.28 — 494,045 ratings — published 1969
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 39 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.40 — 309,389 ratings — published 2015
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The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 37 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.05 — 371,702 ratings — published 2016
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Beloved Beloved (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 37 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.93 — 396,626 ratings — published 1987
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.35 — 251,135 ratings — published 1965
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Homegoing Homegoing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.47 — 288,393 ratings — published 2016
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.52 — 100,288 ratings — published 2010
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Becoming Becoming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 30 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.48 — 920,480 ratings — published 2018
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Hardcover)
by (shelved 26 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.33 — 12,673 ratings — published 2001
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The Fire Next Time The Fire Next Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.54 — 88,738 ratings — published 1963
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 25 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.32 — 341,520 ratings — published 2013
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.90 — 177,430 ratings — published 1952
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Brown Girl Dreaming Brown Girl Dreaming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 24 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.15 — 82,214 ratings — published 2014
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The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.45 — 91,581 ratings — published 2010
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Such a Fun Age Such a Fun Age (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.82 — 456,406 ratings — published 2019
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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.49 — 600,646 ratings — published 2016
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Kindred Kindred (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.30 — 168,816 ratings — published 1979
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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.50 — 15,809 ratings — published 2007
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 20 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.10 — 685,770 ratings — published 2010
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The Water Dancer The Water Dancer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.07 — 101,601 ratings — published 2019
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The Souls of Black Folk The Souls of Black Folk (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.30 — 40,473 ratings — published 1903
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.55 — 32,980 ratings — published 2016
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.09 — 114,508 ratings — published 1845
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 18 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.72 — 342,591 ratings — published 1958
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The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.10 — 221,275 ratings — published 1970
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An American Marriage An American Marriage (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.95 — 334,462 ratings — published 2018
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March: Book One (March, #1) March: Book One (March, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.34 — 52,471 ratings — published 2013
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On the Come Up On the Come Up (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.29 — 90,139 ratings — published 2019
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Hidden Figures Hidden Figures (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.97 — 98,280 ratings — published 2016
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Go Tell It on the Mountain Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.03 — 61,675 ratings — published 1953
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.49 — 47,773 ratings — published 2020
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.39 — 88,943 ratings — published 2017
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How to Be an Antiracist How to Be an Antiracist (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.38 — 106,725 ratings — published 2019
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Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1) Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.36 — 71,724 ratings — published 2017
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The Story of Ruby Bridges The Story of Ruby Bridges (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.44 — 12,713 ratings — published 1995
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The Undefeated The Undefeated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.68 — 6,172 ratings — published 2019
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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.11 — 206,312 ratings — published 2018
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.63 — 208,395 ratings — published 2014
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Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.21 — 131,438 ratings — published 1993
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.07 — 5,898 ratings — published 2011
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Rosa Rosa (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.36 — 6,702 ratings — published 2005
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.88 — 120,810 ratings — published 1976
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The Other Side The Other Side (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.51 — 8,339 ratings — published 2001
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Grown Grown (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.27 — 27,120 ratings — published 2020
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.39 — 65,526 ratings — published 2018
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The Nickel Boys The Nickel Boys (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 13 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.27 — 217,402 ratings — published 2019
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Cornel West
“There are hundreds of political prisoners right now in America’s jails who were so taken by Malcolm [X’s} spirit that they became warriors and the powers that be understood them as warriors. They knew that a lot of these other middle-class [black] leaders were not warriors; they were professionals; they were careerists. But these warriors had callings, and they have paid an incalculable and immeasurable price in those cells.”
Cornel West, Black Prophetic Fire

Assata Shakur
“I'm not quite sure what freedom is, but i know damn well what it ain't. How have we gotten so silly, i wonder.”
Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

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