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

Click for more detail about Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Click for more detail about Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Click for more detail about The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander
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 The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
Click for more detail about The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Click for more detail about Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
Click for more detail about A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Click for more detail about Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Click for more detail about The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley
Click for more detail about The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
Click for more detail about The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Click for more detail about What A Woman’s Gotta Do by Evelyn Coleman
Click for more detail about I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
Click for more detail about Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream by Mychal Denzel Smith
Click for more detail about When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole
Click for more detail about It’s Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan
Click for more detail about When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Click for more detail about Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain
Click for more detail about Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Click for more detail about Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
Click for more detail about Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems by Carl Phillips
Click for more detail about The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask
Click for more detail about Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker
Click for more detail about Telephone by Percival Everett
Click for more detail about His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
Click for more detail about Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Click for more detail about King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
Click for more detail about Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade
Click for more detail about Fantasia for the Man in Blue by Tommye Blount
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 Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham
Click for more detail about She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown
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 Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Click for more detail about Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston and M. Genevieve West (editor)
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 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 Boy by Richard Wright
Click for more detail about American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson