The 856 Most Critically Acclaimed Books Published from 0 to 2023 by Genre (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s)

The goal of this list is to highlight books praised by the global Black community. This list will grow as we incorporate additional sources. Sources used to compile this list include, but are not limited to, these awards.

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366 Fiction Titles

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  1. Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown (2023)
  2. Gone Like Yesterday by Janelle M. Williams (2023)
  3. River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer (2023)
  4. Rogue Justice: A Thriller by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery (2023)
  5. Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb (2023)
  6. The Great Mrs. Elias: A Novel Based on a True Story by Barbara Chase-Riboud (2022)
  7. Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham (2022)
  8. Jackal by Erin E. Adams (2022)
  9. midnight & indigo Issue 7: celebrating black women writers by Ianna A. Small (2022)
  10. Mother Country by Jacinda Townsend (2022)
  11. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley (2022)
  12. Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone (2022)
  13. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana (2022)
  14. Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (2022)
  15. The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry (2022)
  16. The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb (2022)
  17. When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (2022)
  18. Black Bottom Saints (Paperback) by Alice Randall (2021)
  19. Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejide (2021)
  20. In Every Mirror She’s Black by Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström (2021)
  21. Magic City: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes (2021)
  22. My Monticello: Fiction by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (2021)
  23. Palmares by Gayl Jones (2021)
  24. Praise Song for the Widow by Paule Marshall (2021)
  25. The Between by Tananarive Due (2021)
  26. The Chaneysville Incident: A Novel by David Bradley (2021)
  27. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton (2021)
  28. The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (2021)
  29. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (2021)
  30. The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright (2021)
  31. The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You: Stories by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (2021)
  32. The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (2021)
  33. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (2021)
  34. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (2021)
  35. The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris (2021)
  36. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery (2021)
  37. Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce (2021)
  38. Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson (2021)
  39. American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson (2020)
  40. Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham (2020)
  41. Deacon King Kong by James McBride (2020)
  42. Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden (2020)
  43. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie (2020)
  44. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston and M. Genevieve West (editor) (2020)
  45. It’s Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan (2020)
  46. Speaking of Summer: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon (2020)
  47. Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature by Kevin Powell (2020)
  48. Telephone by Percival Everett (2020)
  49. The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley (2020)
  50. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (2020)
  51. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (2020)
  52. They Tell Me Of A Home: A Novel by Daniel Black (2020)
  53. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (2020)
  54. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson (2020)
  55. What A Woman’s Gotta Do by Evelyn Coleman (2020)
  56. When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole (2020)
  57. Corregidora by Gayl Jones (2019)
  58. Heads of the Colored People (paperback): Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (2019)
  59. New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busby (2019)
  60. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (2019)
  61. Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler (2019)
  62. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (2019)
  63. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (2019)
  64. She Would Be King: A Novel by Wayétu Moore (2019)
  65. Small Silent Things by Robin Page (2019)
  66. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (2019)
  67. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (2019)
  68. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (2019)
  69. The Family Business by Carl Weber and Eric Pete (2019)
  70. The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (2019)
  71. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami (2019)
  72. The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (2019)
  73. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)
  74. They All Fall Down: A Thriller by Rachel Howzell Hall (2019)
  75. A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley (2018)
  76. An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones (2018)
  77. Better Late Than Never (Final Book in Reverend Curtis Black Series #15) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2018)
  78. Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (2018)
  79. Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray (2018)
  80. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (2018)
  81. Halsey Street by Naima Coster (2018)
  82. Housegirl: A Novel by Michael Donkor (2018)
  83. Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden (2018)
  84. Stay with Me: A novel by Ayobami Adebayo (2018)
  85. The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard (2018)
  86. They Come in All Colors by Malcolm Hansen (2018)
  87. Whiskey & Ribbons: A Novel by Leesa Cross-Smith (2018)
  88. A Kind of Freedom: A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (2017)
  89. Come Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross (2017)
  90. High Cotton: A Novel by Darryl Pinckney (2017)
  91. I Almost Forgot about You by Terry McMillan (2017)
  92. Miss Muriel And Other Stories by Ann Petry (2017)
  93. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (2017)
  94. Sycorax’s Daughters by Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda Addison, and Susana Morris (2017)
  95. The Changeling: A Novel by Victor Lavalle (2017)
  96. The Family Business 3: The Return of Vegas by Carl Weber and Treasure Hernandez (2017)
  97. The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel by Marita Golden (2017)
  98. The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo (2017)
  99. Version Control by Dexter Palmer (2017)
  100. Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson (2016)
  101. Behold the Dreamers: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue (2016)
  102. Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas (2016)
  103. Here Comes the Sun: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn (2016)
  104. Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi (2016)
  105. Insurrections: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott (2016)
  106. Jubilee by Margaret Walker (2016)
  107. Loving Day: A Novel by Mat Johnson (2016)
  108. Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson (2016)
  109. Solemn by Kalisha Buckhanon (2016)
  110. Swing Time by Zadie Smith (2016)
  111. The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden (2016)
  112. The Cartel 4: Diamonds Are Forever by Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman (2016)
  113. The Ex Chronicles by Sharon Lucas, Cheryl Cloyd Robbins, and Others (2016)
  114. The Perfect Find by Tia Williams (2016)
  115. The Sellout by Paul Beatty (2016)
  116. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (2016)
  117. And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid Mcgill Mystery (Leonid Mcgill Mysteries) by Walter Mosley (2015)
  118. Bibsy by Brenda Ross (2015)
  119. Driving The King: A Novel by Ravi Howard (2015)
  120. Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due (2015)
  121. God Help the Child: A Novel by Toni Morrison (2015)
  122. Jezebel’s Daughter by Jacquelin Thomas (2015)
  123. Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat (2015)
  124. Mama’s Boy by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (2015)
  125. One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York by Arthur Browne (2015)
  126. Provenance: A Novel by Donna Drew Sawyer (2015)
  127. Ruby by Cynthia Bond (2015)
  128. Saint Monkey: A Novel by Jacinda Townsend (2015)
  129. Secret Indiscretions by Trice Hickman (2015)
  130. Stand Your Ground: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray (2015)
  131. The Fishermen: A Novel by Chigozie Obioma (2015)
  132. The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (2015)
  133. The Summer of my Fifteenth Year by Geri Spencer Hunter (2015)
  134. The Truth is in the Wine: A Novel by Curtis Bunn (2015)
  135. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (2015)
  136. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (2015)
  137. Welcome to Braggsville: A Novel by T. Geronimo Johnson (2015)
  138. A Brief History Of Seven Killings: A Novel by Marlon James (2014)
  139. A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah (2014)
  140. A Letter for My Mother by Nina Foxx (2014)
  141. A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey (2014)
  142. All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu (2014)
  143. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (2014)
  144. Black Lotus by K’wan (2014)
  145. Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi (2014)
  146. Citizens Creek: A Novel by Lalita Tademy (2014)
  147. Claire Of The Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat (2014)
  148. Easier Said Than Done by Nikki Woods (2014)
  149. Every Day Is For The Thief: Fiction by Teju Cole (2014)
  150. Forever An Ex by Victoria Christopher Murray (2014)
  151. Fortune & Fame by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray (2014)
  152. Forty Acres: A Novel by Dwayne Alexander Smith (2014)
  153. Hold Me In Contempt by Wendy Williams (2014)
  154. Land Of Love And Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique (2014)
  155. Momma: Gone by Nina Foxx (2014)
  156. My Steps Are Ordered by Michelle Lindo-Rice (2014)
  157. Nine Years Under by Sheri Booker (2014)
  158. Paradise by Toni Morrison (2014)
  159. Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean by Peekash Press (2014)
  160. Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile (2014)
  161. Searching for Zion by Emily Raboteau (2014)
  162. The Fix by K’wan (2014)
  163. The Prodigal Son (Reverend Curtis Black #11) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2014)
  164. The Replacement Wife by Tiffany Warren (2014)
  165. The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson (2014)
  166. Til The Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma (2014)
  167. Troublemaker by Trice Hickman (2014)
  168. Unforgettable by Delaney Diamond (2014)
  169. What’s Done In the Dark by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (2014)
  170. A Family Affair by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (2013)
  171. A House Divided (Reverend Curtis Black #10) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2013)
  172. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013)
  173. Animal 2: The Omen by K’wan (2013)
  174. Anybody’s Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young (2013)
  175. Friends & Foes by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray (2013)
  176. Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi (2013)
  177. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (2013)
  178. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (2013)
  179. Home by Toni Morrison (2013)
  180. Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark (2013)
  181. Little Green by Walter Mosley (2013)
  182. Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia by Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman (2013)
  183. Never Say Never by Victoria Christopher Murray (2013)
  184. The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica Locke (2013)
  185. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat (2013)
  186. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (2013)
  187. The Man In 3B by Carl Weber (2013)
  188. The Other Side of Divine by Vanessa Davis Griggs (2013)
  189. The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2013)
  190. The Returned by Jason Mott (2013)
  191. The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore (2013)
  192. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (2013)
  193. Three Strong Women: A novel by Marie NDiaye (2013)
  194. We Need New Names: A Novel by NoViolet Bulawayo (2013)
  195. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan (2013)
  196. An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey (2012)
  197. Animal by K’wan (2012)
  198. Destiny’s Divas: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray (2012)
  199. Fifty Shades of Gray by E L James (2012)
  200. Freeman by Leonard Pitts Jr. (2012)
  201. Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden (2012)
  202. Maintenance Man II: Money, Politics & Sex: Everyone Has A Price by Michael Baisden (2012)
  203. Open City by Teju Cole (2012)
  204. Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett (2012)
  205. Payback Ain’t Enough by Wahida Clark (2012)
  206. Purple Hibiscus: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012)
  207. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (2012)
  208. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (2012)
  209. Sinners & Saints by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray (2012)
  210. The Cartel by Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman (2012)
  211. The Devil In Silver: A Novel by Victor Lavalle (2012)
  212. The Reverend’ss Wife (Reverend Curtis Black #9) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2012)
  213. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (2012)
  214. Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3 by Zane (2012)
  215. Cane by Jean Toomer (2011)
  216. I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter (2011)
  217. Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown (2011)
  218. Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi (2011)
  219. Perfect Peace: A Novel by Daniel Black (2011)
  220. Sleeping With The Enemy by Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson (2011)
  221. The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories by Nella Larsen (2011)
  222. The Hot Box by Zane (2011)
  223. The Sexy Part of the Bible (Akashic Urban Surreal Series) by Kola Boof (2011)
  224. Be Careful What You Pray For (Reverend Curtis Black #7) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2010)
  225. Beneath The Lion’s Gaze: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste (2010)
  226. Big Machine: A Novel by Victor Lavalle (2010)
  227. How To Escape From A Leper Colony: A Novella And Stories by Tiphanie Yanique (2010)
  228. How To Read The Air by Dinaw Mengestu (2010)
  229. Midnight: A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah (2010)
  230. The Cartel 3 by Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman (2010)
  231. The Long Fall: The First Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley (2010)
  232. Tumbling: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone (2010)
  233. Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (2010)
  234. A Mercy by Toni Morrison (2009)
  235. Buying Time (Angela Evans Series No. 1) by Pamela Samuels Young (2009)
  236. Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey (2009)
  237. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead (2009)
  238. Say You’re One Of Them by Uwem Akpan (2009)
  239. The Best of Everything (Reverend Curtis Black #6) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2009)
  240. The Cartel 2 by Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman (2009)
  241. The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou (2009)
  242. Trading Dreams at Midnight: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone (2009)
  243. What Looks LIke Crazy On an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage (2009)
  244. Knots by Nuruddin Farah (2008)
  245. Like Trees, Walking: A Novel by Ravi Howard (2008)
  246. Orange Mint And Honey: A Novel by Carleen Brice (2008)
  247. The Bond by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt (2008)
  248. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008)
  249. Tryin’ To Sleep In The Bed You Made by Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant (2008)
  250. Uncle Tom’s Children (P.S.) by Richard Wright (2008)
  251. A Killing in This Town: A Novel by Olympia Vernon (2007)
  252. Ain’t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice by April Sinclair (2007)
  253. All Aunt Hagar’s Children: Stories by Edward P. Jones (2007)
  254. Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna (2007)
  255. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat (2007)
  256. Casanegra by Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes (2007)
  257. Love and Lies(Reverend Curtis Black #4) by Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)
  258. New England White: A Novel by Stephen L. Carter (2007)
  259. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (2007)
  260. Thug Matrimony by Wahida Clark (2007)
  261. Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns: Stories by J. California Cooper (2007)
  262. Fortunate Son: A Novel by Walter Mosley (2006)
  263. I Got Somebody in Staunton: Stories by William Henry Lewis (2006)
  264. Jump at the Sun: A Novel by Kim McLarin (2006)
  265. Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin by John Hope Franklin (2006)
  266. Some People, Some Other Place by J. California Cooper (2006)
  267. The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2006)
  268. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (2006)
  269. Voices from the Other Side by Brandon Massey, Eric Jerome Dickey, and Tananarive Due, L. A. Banks (2006)
  270. A Woman’s Worth: A Novel by Tracy Price-Thompson (2005)
  271. Cane River by Lalita Tademy (2005)
  272. Leaving Cecil Street: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone (2005)
  273. Mama by Terry McMillan (2005)
  274. Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors by Eleanor Taylor Bland (2005)
  275. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah (2005)
  276. The Darkest Child: A Novel by Delores Phillips (2005)
  277. Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat?: A Fantastical Tale by Maryse Conde (2005)
  278. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (2004)
  279. Beloved by Toni Morrison (2004)
  280. Dark Matter: Reading the Bones by Sheree Renee Thomas (2004)
  281. Hottentot Venus: A Novel by Barbara Chase-Riboud (2004)
  282. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan (2004)
  283. Jazz by Toni Morrison (2004)
  284. Kindred by Octavia Butler (2004)
  285. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (2004)
  286. Sula by Toni Morrison (2004)
  287. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison (2004)
  288. Bruised Hibiscus by Elizabeth Nunez (2003)
  289. Douglass’ Women: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes (2003)
  290. The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter (2003)
  291. The Heart of Redness: A Novel by Zakes Mda (2003)
  292. The Portable Promised Land: Stories by Touré (2003)
  293. Black Betty by Walter Mosley (2002)
  294. Devil In A Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) by Walter Mosley (2002)
  295. Harlem Redux: A Novel by Persia Walker (2002)
  296. John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead (2002)
  297. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1941-1967, I Dream a World (Life of Langston Hughes, 1941-1967) by Arnold Rampersad (2002)
  298. West of Rehoboth: A Novel by Alexs D. Pate (2002)
  299. Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree (2001)
  300. Gabriel’s Story by David Anthony Durham (2001)
  301. I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage (2001)
  302. Sugar: A Novel by Bernice L. McFadden (2001)
  303. The Fisher King: A Novel by Paule Marshall (2001)
  304. The Future Has a Past by J. California Cooper (2001)
  305. A Long Way from Home by Connie Briscoe (2000)
  306. Captain Blackman by John A. Williams (2000)
  307. Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree Renee Thomas (2000)
  308. Just Above My Head by James Baldwin (2000)
  309. Sally Hemings: A Novel by Barbara Chase-Riboud (2000)
  310. Something’s Wrong with Your Scale!: A Romantic Comedy by Van Whitfield (2000)
  311. Where I’m Bound: A Novel by Allen Ballard (2000)
  312. Blessings: A Novel by Sheneska Jackson (1999)
  313. The Healing by Gayl Jones (1999)
  314. The Street: A Novel by Ann Petry (1999)
  315. The Wake of the Wind: A Novel by J. California Cooper (1999)
  316. A Do Right Man by Omar Tyree (1998)
  317. Homemade Love by J. California Cooper (1998)
  318. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson (1998)
  319. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due (1998)
  320. Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven by Dawn Turner Trice (1998)
  321. Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson (1998)
  322. The View From Here by Brian Keith Jackson (1998)
  323. And This Too Shall Pass: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris (1997)
  324. Big Girls Don’t Cry by Connie Briscoe (1997)
  325. Push: A Novel by Sapphire (1997)
  326. Silent Conspiracy by Lee E. Meadows (1997)
  327. Sister, Sister by Eric Jerome Dickey (1997)
  328. The Hand I Fan With by Tina McElroy Ansa (1997)
  329. 2nd Time Around (A B-Boy Blues Novel #2) by James Earl Hardy (1996)
  330. Knowing by Rosalyn McMillan (1996)
  331. Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed (1996)
  332. Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories by J. California Cooper (1996)
  333. The Blacker The Berry… by Wallace Thurman (1996)
  334. The Wedding: A Novel by Dorothy West (1996)
  335. Billy by Albert French (1995)
  336. Brothers and Sisters by Bebe Moore Campbell (1995)
  337. If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes (1995)
  338. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1995)
  339. Serpent’s Gift by Helen Elaine Lee (1995)
  340. Sisters & Lovers: A Novel by Connie Briscoe (1995)
  341. The Return of Simple by Langston Hughes (1995)
  342. Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: A Novel by Bebe Moore Campbell (1995)
  343. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines (1994)
  344. B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy (1994)
  345. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1994)
  346. Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta (1994)
  347. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1994)
  348. Bailey’s Cafe by Gloria Naylor (1993)
  349. Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell (1993)
  350. A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines (1992)
  351. Another Country by James Baldwin (1992)
  352. In My Father’s House by Ernest Gaines (1992)
  353. Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks (1992)
  354. Waiting To Exhale by Terry McMillan (1992)
  355. Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa (1991)
  356. A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley (1990)
  357. The Best of Simple by Langston Hughes (1990)
  358. The Piano Lesson (1930s Century Cycle) by August Wilson (1990)
  359. The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes (1990)
  360. The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee (1989)
  361. !Click Song by John A. Williams (1987)
  362. Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson (1986)
  363. Fences (1950s Century Cycle) by August Wilson (1986)
  364. The Man Who Cried I Am by John A. Williams (1985)
  365. The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor (1983)
  366. Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks (1971)

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  1. Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal (2022)
  2. Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis (2022)
  3. His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (2022)
  4. Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen by George McCalman (2022)
  5. Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma by Guilaine Kinouani (2022)
  6. Scenes from My Life: A Memoir by Michael K. Williams (2022)
  7. South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry (2022)
  8. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson (2022)
  9. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama (2022)
  10. Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa (2022)
  11. Walking in My Joy: In These Streets by Jenifer Lewis (2022)
  12. You Don’t Know Us Negroes And Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (editor), M. Genevieve West (editor) (2022)
  13. All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles (2021)
  14. Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert with Erin I. Kelly (2021)
  15. Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography by Donald Bogle (2021)
  16. How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America by Priya Fielding-Singh (2021)
  17. How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith (2021)
  18. Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson (2021)
  19. Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound by Daphne A. Brooks (2021)
  20. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani Perry (2021)
  21. Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2021)
  22. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (2021)
  23. Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin (2021)
  24. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones (2021)
  25. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee (2021)
  26. The Three Mothers (Hardcover) by Anna Malaika Tubbs (2021)
  27. The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs (2021)
  28. Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke (2021)
  29. We Are Each Other’s Harvest by Natalie Baszile (2021)
  30. A Promised Land by Barack Obama (2020)
  31. Afropessimism by Frank B. Wilderson III (2020)
  32. Black Boy by Richard Wright (2020)
  33. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (2020)
  34. Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain (2020)
  35. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo (2020)
  36. Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream by Mychal Denzel Smith (2020)
  37. The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask (2020)
  38. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne (2020)
  39. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2020)
  40. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison (2020)
  41. America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee (2019)
  42. Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills (2019)
  43. Diamond Doris by Doris Payne (2019)
  44. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics by Donna L. Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore, and Veronica Chambers (2019)
  45. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib (2019)
  46. Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (2019)
  47. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (2019)
  48. Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump (2019)
  49. Solitary by Albert Woodfox (2019)
  50. The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis (2019)
  51. The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom (2019)
  52. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young (2019)
  53. All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation #1) by bell hooks (2018)
  54. An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (2018)
  55. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant (2018)
  56. Becoming by Michelle Obama (2018)
  57. Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. by Beverly Bond (2018)
  58. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper (2018)
  59. Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter (2018)
  60. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart (2018)
  61. The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (2018)
  62. The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, with Lara Love Hardin (2018)
  63. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (2018)
  64. Across That Bridge by John Lewis (2017)
  65. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young (2017)
  66. Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory (2017)
  67. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. (2017)
  68. Race Matters by Cornel West (2017)
  69. The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles (2017)
  70. The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry (2017)
  71. The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison (2017)
  72. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez (2017)
  73. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2017)
  74. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (2016)
  75. Fifty-Five Unemployed and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Retirement Life by Elizabeth White (2016)
  76. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (2016)
  77. I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (2016)
  78. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (2016)
  79. The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (2016)
  80. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson (2016)
  81. 101 Scholarship Applications - 2015: What It Takes To Obtain A Debt-Free College Education by Gwen Richardson (2015)
  82. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
  83. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (2015)
  84. Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson (2015)
  85. Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith (2015)
  86. Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Ethelene Whitmire (2015)
  87. Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood (2015)
  88. Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams (2015)
  89. Spectacle: The Astonishing Life Of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk (2015)
  90. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (2015)
  91. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin (2015)
  92. The Light Of The World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander (2015)
  93. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (2015)
  94. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris (2015)
  95. 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by J.J. Smith (2014)
  96. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches by Steve Harvey (2014)
  97. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remix by Bryant Terry (2014)
  98. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay (2014)
  99. Dorothy Porter Wesley At Howard University: Building A Legacy Of Black History by Janet Sims-Wood (2014)
  100. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder (2014)
  101. Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles M. Blow (2014)
  102. James Baldwin The Last Interview: and Other Conversations by James Baldwin (2014)
  103. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014)
  104. Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles (2014)
  105. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland (2014)
  106. Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr. by Marion Barry Jr. and Omar Tyree (2014)
  107. Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou (2014)
  108. The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women by Edward Lewis (2014)
  109. Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir by Toni Braxton (2014)
  110. Who We Be: The Colorization of America by Jeff Chang (2014)
  111. Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics by bell hooks (2014)
  112. Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations by Retha Powers (2013)
  113. Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything by Iyanla Vanzant (2013)
  114. High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Carl Hart (2013)
  115. Kansas City Lightning: The Rise And Times Of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch (2013)
  116. Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones by Hill Harper (2013)
  117. Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by Angela Stanton, Anthony Whyte, and Alveda King (2013)
  118. Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home by Sampson Davi and Lisa Frazier Page (2013)
  119. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (2013)
  120. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou (2013)
  121. Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart (2013)
  122. The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood (2013)
  123. The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (2013)
  124. The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)
  125. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (2013)
  126. Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African-American Community by Gil Robertson (2013)
  127. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes (2013)
  128. Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer (2012)
  129. Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes by Ian K. Smith (2012)
  130. The Tithing Hoax: Exposing The Lies, Misinterpretations & False Teachings About Tithing by R. Renee and Cynthia Harper (2012)
  131. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter by Pearl Cleage (2012)
  132. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey and Denene Millner (2011)
  133. Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention by Manning Marable (2011)
  134. My Song: A Memoir by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson (2011)
  135. One Day It’ll All Make Sense by Common (2011)
  136. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (2011)
  137. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, And Black Women In America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry (2011)
  138. The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave – Breeding Industry by Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette (2011)
  139. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2011)
  140. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore (2011)
  141. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (2011)
  142. The Wealth Cure: Putting Money In Its Place by Hill Harper (2011)
  143. Who’s Afraid Of Post-Blackness?: What It Means To Be Black Now by Touré (2011)
  144. Why We Can’t Wait (King Legacy) by Martin Luther King, Jr. (2011)
  145. Brainwashed by Tom Burrell (2010)
  146. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist At Work by Edwidge Danticat (2010)
  147. John Oliver Killens: A Life Of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard (2010)
  148. Sistergirl Devotions: Keeping Jesus in the Mix on the Job by Carol Mackey (2010)
  149. The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin and Randall Kenan (2010)
  150. Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, And Commitment by Steve Harvey and Denene Millner (2009)
  151. In Search Of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2009)
  152. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou (2009)
  153. The Hemingses Of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (2009)
  154. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (2008)
  155. Incognegro: A Memoir Of Exile And Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson III (2008)
  156. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits by Deborah Willis (2008)
  157. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington (2008)
  158. One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life--A Story Of Race And Family Secrets by Bliss Broyard (2008)
  159. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits by T. D. Jakes (2008)
  160. Standing Tall: A Memoir Of Tragedy And Triumph by C. Vivian Stringer and Laura Tucker (2008)
  161. Sweet Release: The Last Step to Black Freedom by James Davison Jr. (2008)
  162. That Mean Old Yesterday: A Memoir by Stacey Patton (2008)
  163. The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell (2008)
  164. A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown (2007)
  165. Friends: A Love Story by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance (2007)
  166. Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad (2007)
  167. Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches by Audre Lorde (2007)
  168. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas by Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher (2007)
  169. The Covenant In Action by Tavis Smiley (2007)
  170. Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson (2006)
  171. Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? by Michael Eric Dyson (2006)
  172. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama (2006)
  173. The Covenant with Black America by Tavis Smiley (2006)
  174. The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner and Quincy Troupe (2006)
  175. In Black And White: The Life Of Sammy Davis, Jr by Wil Haygood (2005)
  176. The Black Panther Party [Reconsidered] by Charles E. Jones (2005)
  177. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (2004)
  178. Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Lucy Hurston (2004)
  179. The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing (2004)
  180. They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima (2003)
  181. What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace by Walter Mosley (2003)
  182. A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley (2002)
  183. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (2002)
  184. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles (2002)
  185. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America (Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941) by Arnold Rampersad (2002)
  186. Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur (2001)
  187. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis (2000)
  188. Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Amiri Baraka (1999)
  189. In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want by Iyanla Vanzant (1999)
  190. A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America by David K. Shipler (1998)
  191. Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois (1998)
  192. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol by Nell Irvin Painter (1997)
  193. Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America—An Anthology by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen (1996)
  194. The Souls of Black Folk: Includes “The Talented Tenth” and ”The Souls of White Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois (1996)
  195. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson (1995)
  196. Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America by Nathan McCall (1994)
  197. Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience by Jill Nelson (1994)
  198. W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race by David Levering Lewis (1994)
  199. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown (1993)
  200. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America; Sixth Revised Edition by Lerone Bennett (1993)
  201. Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy Is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by George G. M. James (1992)
  202. Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women by Iyanla Vanzant (1992)
  203. The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams (1992)
  204. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (1992)
  205. Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe (1990)
  206. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America by Arnold Rampersad (1988)
  207. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz (1987)

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  1. Big by Vashti Harrison (2023)
  2. Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (2022)
  3. Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior (2022)
  4. Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson (2022)
  5. Stacey’s Remarkable Books by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery (2022)
  6. Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi (2022)
  7. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas (2022)
  8. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. Mckissack (2022)
  9. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson (2022)
  10. Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile (2022)
  11. Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo (2021)
  12. Me (Moth) by Amber McBride (2021)
  13. Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon (2021)
  14. Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery (2021)
  15. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford (2021)
  16. A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross (2020)
  17. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (2020)
  18. Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons (2020)
  19. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade (2020)
  20. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes (2020)
  21. King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender (2020)
  22. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (2020)
  23. Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne (2020)
  24. Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera (2020)
  25. Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker (2020)
  26. She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown (2020)
  27. The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph (2020)
  28. When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (2020)
  29. A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks by Alice Faye Duncan (2019)
  30. Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol (2019)
  31. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams (2019)
  32. Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry (2019)
  33. Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan (2019)
  34. Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (2019)
  35. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds (2019)
  36. New Kid by Jerry Craft (2019)
  37. Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry (2019)
  38. Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival (2019)
  39. Sounder by William H. Armstrong (2019)
  40. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o (2019)
  41. The Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses (2019)
  42. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (2019)
  43. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (2019)
  44. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim (2019)
  45. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (2018)
  46. Baby Says by John Steptoe (2018)
  47. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (2018)
  48. Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome (2018)
  49. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (2018)
  50. I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni (2018)
  51. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Leo & Diane Dillon (2018)
  52. Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson (2018)
  53. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (2018)
  54. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (2018)
  55. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (2018)
  56. Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl (2018)
  57. Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Howard Bryant (2018)
  58. So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt (2018)
  59. Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora (2018)
  60. The Dream of America by Jacqueline Woodson (2018)
  61. The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (2018)
  62. The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo by Tom Feelings (2018)
  63. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (2018)
  64. The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon (2018)
  65. The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (2018)
  66. The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds (2018)
  67. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina (2018)
  68. American Street by Ibi Zoboi (2017)
  69. Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke (2017)
  70. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia (2017)
  71. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes (2017)
  72. Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood by Patricia C. Mckissack (2017)
  73. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition by Misty Copeland (2017)
  74. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (2017)
  75. Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song by Kathryn Erskine (2017)
  76. One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes (2017)
  77. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander (2017)
  78. Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (2017)
  79. Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford (2017)
  80. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2017)
  81. As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds (2016)
  82. Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford (2016)
  83. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (2016)
  84. Furqan’s First Flat Top – El Primer Corte de Mesita de Furqan by Robert Liu-Trujillo (2016)
  85. Ghost: Running for His Life or From It? by Jason Reynolds (2016)
  86. Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper (2016)
  87. March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (2016)
  88. March Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (2016)
  89. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (2016)
  90. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (2016)
  91. Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman (2016)
  92. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (2016)
  93. We Came to America by Faith Ringgold (2016)
  94. Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton (2016)
  95. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs (2015)
  96. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson (2015)
  97. Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (2015)
  98. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña (2015)
  99. One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck (2015)
  100. P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (2015)
  101. Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (2015)
  102. Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews (2015)
  103. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford (2015)
  104. X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz (2015)
  105. You Are Wonderfully Made: 12 Life-Changing Principles for Teen Girls to Embrace by Gwen Richardson and Sylvia Richardson (2015)
  106. Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior (2014)
  107. Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer by Tonya Bolden (2014)
  108. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2014)
  109. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (2014)
  110. Firebird by Misty Copeland (2014)
  111. Freedom Summer: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Summer by Maya Angelou (2014)
  112. Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell (2014)
  113. Little Lion Goes to School by Kellie Magnus (2014)
  114. Little Melba And Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown (2014)
  115. Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz (2014)
  116. One Million Men And Me by Kelly Starling Lyons (2014)
  117. Searching For Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl In America by Tonya Bolden (2014)
  118. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (2014)
  119. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2014)
  120. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (2013)
  121. Book of Black Heroes from A to Z: An Introduction to Important Black Achievers for Young Readers by Wade Hudson (2013)
  122. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson (2013)
  123. I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais (2013)
  124. I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! by Betty K. Bynum (2013)
  125. Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream For Me by Daniel Beaty (2013)
  126. March Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (2013)
  127. Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper (2013)
  128. Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson (2013)
  129. Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes (2013)
  130. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (2013)
  131. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (2012)
  132. Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons (2012)
  133. Fifty Cents And A Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim (2012)
  134. Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney (2012)
  135. Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson (2012)
  136. I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. (2012)
  137. I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes (2012)
  138. Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders by Barack Obama and Gregory Reed (2012)
  139. Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration Of Rosa, Barack, And The Pioneers Of Change by Michelle Cook (2012)
  140. The Diary Of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams (2012)
  141. What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (2012)
  142. Acoustic Rooster And His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander (2011)
  143. Chike And The River by Chinua Achebe (2011)
  144. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (2011)
  145. One Love by Cedella Marley (2011)
  146. We the Animals by Justin Torres (2011)
  147. Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (2011)
  148. Dave The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (2010)
  149. Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2010)
  150. Jimi: Sounds Like A Rainbow: A Story Of The Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio (2010)
  151. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter (2010)
  152. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (2010)
  153. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete (2010)
  154. My Friend Maya Loves To Dance by Cheryl Willis Hudson (2010)
  155. She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick (2010)
  156. Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2010)
  157. Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones (2010)
  158. The Great Migration: Journey To The North by Eloise Greenfield (2010)
  159. The Rock And The River by Kekla Magoon (2010)
  160. Yummy: The Last Days Of A Southside Shorty by G. Neri (2010)
  161. Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (2009)
  162. Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny by Hill Harper (2009)
  163. Michelle Obama: Meet The First Lady by David Bergen Brophy (2009)
  164. Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (2009)
  165. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers by Langston Hughes (2009)
  166. Bird by Zetta Elliott (2008)
  167. Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier (2008)
  168. Jazz by Walter Dean Myers (2008)
  169. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (2008)
  170. Somewhere In The Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (2008)
  171. The Blacker The Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas (2008)
  172. We Are The Ship: The Story Of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (2008)
  173. You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (2008)
  174. Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2007)
  175. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine (2007)
  176. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport (2007)
  177. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni (2007)
  178. Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen (2007)
  179. M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton (2006)
  180. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford (2006)
  181. Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee (2006)
  182. The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006) by Virginia Hamilton (2006)
  183. Brothers In Hope by Mary Williams (2005)
  184. Let The Lion Eat Straw by Ellease Southerland (2005)
  185. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (2004)
  186. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange (2004)
  187. Grandma’s Records by Eric Velasquez (2004)
  188. Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome (2004)
  189. Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden (2004)
  190. Monster by Walter Dean Myers (2004)
  191. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton (2004)
  192. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (2004)
  193. Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan (2003)
  194. Max Paints the House by Ken Wilson-Max (2003)
  195. Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan (2003)
  196. Uptown (An Owlet Book) by Bryan Collier (2003)
  197. Only Passing Through by Anne F. Rockwell (2002)
  198. Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (2002)
  199. Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (2001)
  200. Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (2001)
  201. A Hero Ain’t Nothin But a Sandwich by Alice Childress (2000)
  202. Daddy Calls Me Man by Angela Johnson (2000)
  203. Dancing In The Wings by Debbie Allen (2000)
  204. To Be a Slave by Julius Lester (2000)
  205. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull (2000)
  206. Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (1999)
  207. Kevin And His Dad by Irene Smalls (1999)
  208. Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Haki R. Madhubuti, Lucille Clifton and 8 others (1999)
  209. Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (1999)
  210. Grandpa, Is Everything Black Bad? by Sandy Lynne Holman (1998)
  211. Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough (1997)
  212. Harlem by Walter Dean Myers (1997)
  213. Just an Overnight Guest by Eleanora E. Tate (1997)
  214. Kids Book of Wisdom: Quotes from the African American Tradition by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (1997)
  215. Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. Mckissack (1997)
  216. The Best Way to Play: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 by Bill Cosby (1997)
  217. The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby (1997)
  218. Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson Boyd (1996)
  219. Shortcut by Donald Crews (1996)
  220. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, And True Tales by Virginia Hamilton (1995)
  221. The Great Migration: An American Story by Jacob Lawrence (1995)
  222. Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings (1992)
  223. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (1991)
  224. Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers (1991)
  225. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (1991)
  226. Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette Ford (1990)
  227. Afro-Bets 1-2-3 Book by Cheryl Willis Hudson (1989)
  228. A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki (1988)
  229. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye by Lucille Clifton (1988)
  230. The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy (1985)
  231. Just Us Women by Jeannette Caines (1984)
  232. Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver (1981)
  233. Daydreamers by Eloise Greenfield (1981)
  234. Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove (1976)
  235. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema (1975)

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  1. Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems by Rita Dove (2023)
  2. Best Barbarian: Poems by Roger Reeves (2022)
  3. Concentrate: Poems by Courtney Faye Taylor (2022)
  4. To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness by Robin Coste Lewis (2022)
  5. Punks: New & Selected Poems by John Keene (2021)
  6. Sho by Douglas Kearney (2021)
  7. Fantasia for the Man in Blue by Tommye Blount (2020)
  8. Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems by Carl Phillips (2020)
  9. The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (2020)
  10. 1919 by Eve L. Ewing (2019)
  11. Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts (2019)
  12. The Tradition by Jericho Brown (2019)
  13. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes (2018)
  14. If God Invented Baseball: Poems by E. Ethelbert Miller (2018)
  15. Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed (2018)
  16. Refuse: Poems by Julian Randall (2018)
  17. Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith (2017)
  18. Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia Smith (2017)
  19. Bestiary: Poems by Donika Kelly (2016)
  20. Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair (2016)
  21. Collected Poems: 1974–2004 by Rita Dove (2016)
  22. Counting Descent by Clint Smith (2016)
  23. Olio by Tyehimba Jess (2016)
  24. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) by Ross Gay (2015)
  25. How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes (2015)
  26. In This House by Loretta Diane Walker (2015)
  27. Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis (2015)
  28. Wild Hundreds by Nate Marshall (2015)
  29. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (2014)
  30. Digest (Stahlecker Selections) by Gregory Pardlo (2014)
  31. We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters by Brian Gilmore (2014)
  32. Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki Giovanni (2013)
  33. The Big Smoke (Poets, Penguin) by Adrian Matejka (2013)
  34. The Collected Poems of Ai by Ai Ogawa (2013)
  35. Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. Walker (2013)
  36. The Collected Poems Of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Lucille Clifton (2012)
  37. The new black (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Evie Shockley (2012)
  38. Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky Finney (2011)
  39. Life On Mars: Poems by Tracy K. Smith (2011)
  40. White Egrets: Poems by Derek Walcott (2011)
  41. The 100 Best African American Poems by Nikki Giovanni (2010)
  42. Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott by Jill Scott (2008)
  43. Acolytes: Poems by Nikki Giovanni (2007)
  44. Blessing The Boats: New And Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille Clifton (2000)
  45. Vice: New and Selected Poems by Ai Ogawa (2000)
  46. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange (1997)
  47. The Essential Etheridge Knight (Pitt Poetry Series) by Etheridge Knight (1986)
  48. Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove (1986)