Collage of 2020’s Most Critically Acclaimed Books (back to list)

Click for more detail about The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander
Click for more detail about What A Woman’s Gotta Do by Evelyn Coleman
Click for more detail about The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
Click for more detail about Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Click for more detail about Black Boy by Richard Wright
Click for more detail about The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Click for more detail about The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
Click for more detail about Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Click for more detail about I Love My Haircut! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Click for more detail about King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
Click for more detail about Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Click for more detail about The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Click for more detail about Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream by Mychal Denzel Smith
Click for more detail about The Willie Lynch Letter And the Making of A Slave by Willie Lynch
Click for more detail about American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson
Click for more detail about B-More Careful by Shannon Holmes
Click for more detail about Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston
Click for more detail about I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
Click for more detail about A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
Click for more detail about Black Gangster by Donald Goines
Click for more detail about It’s Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan
Click for more detail about Bourbon Street by Leonce Gaiter
Click for more detail about Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature by Kevin Powell
Click for more detail about Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Click for more detail about The Stolen Daughter by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Click for more detail about Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems by Carl Phillips
Click for more detail about Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall
Click for more detail about The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
Click for more detail about She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Click for more detail about Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade
Click for more detail about Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Click for more detail about The Other Sister by Donna Hill
Click for more detail about Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe
Click for more detail about My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers
Click for more detail about When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole
Click for more detail about Class Act by Jerry Craft
Click for more detail about Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
Click for more detail about Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Click for more detail about Here and Now by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Click for more detail about Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Click for more detail about The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley
Click for more detail about Follow Your Dreams, Little One by Vashti Harrison
Click for more detail about Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
Click for more detail about Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Click for more detail about Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
Click for more detail about Telephone by Percival Everett
Click for more detail about African by Peter Tosh
Click for more detail about All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor
Click for more detail about Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Click for more detail about His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
Click for more detail about Geese Are Never Swans by Eva Clark and Created by Kobe Bryant
Click for more detail about Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham
Click for more detail about I Believe I Can by Grace Byers
Click for more detail about Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham
Click for more detail about Welcome to the Party by Gabrielle Union
Click for more detail about On the Corner of Hope and Main: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins
Click for more detail about Luster by Raven Leilani
Click for more detail about A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Click for more detail about Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby
Click for more detail about A Black Woman Did That by Malaika Adero
Click for more detail about The Missing American by Kwei Quartey
Click for more detail about Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Click for more detail about Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne
Click for more detail about Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay
Click for more detail about A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson
Click for more detail about Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Click for more detail about Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons