Reading List: 2019’s Most Critically Acclaimed Books

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View a list of all the critically acclaimed titles on our list from 0 to 2019.


  1. Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
  2. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler


  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  2. The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis


  1. New Kid by Jerry Craft