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Classic Reads by Black Authors to Add to Your Library

These award-winning novels reflect themes of racism, injustice, passion and hope. This list includes powerful works from Black authors that you can add to your must-read collection. We may receive a commission on qualifying purchases.

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    If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving …

    Kindred

    Kindred

    A Good Morning America 2021 Top Summer Read Pick The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the …

    Beloved

    Beloved

    Toni Morrison--author of Song of Solomon and Tar Baby--is a writer of remarkable powers: her novels, brilliantly acclaimed for their passion, their …

    Invisible Man

    Invisible Man

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great …

    The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · …

    A Small Place

    A Small Place

    A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. …

    Things Fall Apart

    Things Fall Apart

    With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent …

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