Black History Month Books

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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.39 — 235,020 ratings — published 2015
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.22 — 521,103 ratings — published 1982
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The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)
by (shelved 21 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.52 — 503,438 ratings — published 2017
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.31 — 263,981 ratings — published 2013
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.87 — 325,183 ratings — published 1987
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.32 — 205,001 ratings — published 1965
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Homegoing Homegoing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.44 — 174,477 ratings — published 2016
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.07 — 587,077 ratings — published 2010
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The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.03 — 289,895 ratings — published 2016
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Brown Girl Dreaming Brown Girl Dreaming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.15 — 65,916 ratings — published 2014
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March: Book One (March, #1) March: Book One (March, #1)
by (shelved 15 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.33 — 42,230 ratings — published 2013
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Becoming Becoming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.53 — 563,158 ratings — published 2018
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.88 — 156,706 ratings — published 1952
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The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.06 — 173,243 ratings — published 1970
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Kindred Kindred (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.26 — 99,742 ratings — published 1979
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The Other Side The Other Side (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.51 — 7,795 ratings — published 2001
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An American Marriage An American Marriage (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.96 — 258,220 ratings — published 2018
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The Story of Ruby Bridges The Story of Ruby Bridges (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.44 — 12,135 ratings — published 1995
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The Water Dancer The Water Dancer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.07 — 63,633 ratings — published 2019
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The Fire Next Time The Fire Next Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.50 — 57,711 ratings — published 1963
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Rosa Rosa (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.35 — 6,410 ratings — published 2005
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Chains (Seeds of America, #1) Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
by (shelved 10 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.10 — 47,394 ratings — published 2008
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On the Come Up On the Come Up (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.30 — 63,360 ratings — published 2019
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Hidden Figures Hidden Figures (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.93 — 82,231 ratings — published 2016
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The Souls of Black Folk The Souls of Black Folk (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.26 — 36,100 ratings — published 1903
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The Undefeated The Undefeated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.70 — 4,039 ratings — published 2019
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If Beale Street Could Talk If Beale Street Could Talk (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.25 — 32,240 ratings — published 1974
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Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1) Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 4.37 — 44,828 ratings — published 2017
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Sula Sula (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.94 — 65,156 ratings — published 1973
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Native Son Native Son (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as black-history-month)
avg rating 3.99 — 89,463 ratings — published 1940
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Sandra L. West and Aberjhani have compiled an encyclopedia that makes an important contribution to
“Sandra L. West and Aberjhani have compiled an encyclopedia that makes an important contribution to our need to know more about one of modern America’s truly significant artistic and cultural movements. It helps us to acknowledge the complexity of African American life at a time when the nation’s culture was taking on a recognizable shape, when race was becoming less of a crushing burden and more of a challenge to progressive people and their ideals, and when cities and their inhabitants symbolized the end of the past and the seductiveness of the new.”
Clement Alexander Price, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

The leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance were every bit as intent on using
“The leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance were every bit as intent on using Black culture to help make the United States a more functional democracy as they were on employing Black culture to 'vindicate' Black people.”
Aberjhani, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

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