100 Must-Read African-American Books

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
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Roots
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Jubilee
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Kindred (Octavia Butler)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
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Invisible Man
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Another Country
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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The Known World
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Plum Bun
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The Street
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Cane
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Black Thunder
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Things Fall Apart
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The Bluest Eye
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Native Son
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Uncle Tom's Children
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Assata
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Corregidora
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Makes Me Wanna Holler
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I Put a Spell on You
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Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
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The Coldest Winter Ever
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Push by Saphire
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Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
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Race Matters
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For Colored Boys
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
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Decoded (Jay-Z and Dream Hampton)
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What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
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Waiting to Exhale
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The Other Side of Paradise
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The Intuitionist
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THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois
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The Ways of White Folks
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