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We maintain a curated database of over 10,000 hand picked books covering over a century of Black literature. You’ll find book reviews, bestsellers lists, book awards, excerpts, publisher information, a variety of purchase options, and more.

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We track all of the Black winners of the National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Carter G. Woodson Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Black Caucus American Library Association Literary Awards BCALA, Phillis Wheatley Book Award, NAACP Image Award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, and many more.

Winners of these awards are factored into our formula for determining The Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Past 40 Years.’s Bestselling Books for All of 2016 (2017 coming soon)’s Best-Selling Books for All of 2016

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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams
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Masjid Morning: A Novel by Richard Morris
Granddaddy by Cavis Adams
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Once Upon a Lie by Michael R. French
Lizzie & McKenzie’s Fabulous Adventures: Mayhem in Madrid by Dina C. Tate
Severed: A Novel by VL Towler

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Go On Girl! Book Club’s Reading List (Since 1991)
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Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Winning Books

Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Winning Books

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