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100 of the Best Books by Black Americans

"Books change lives. They have the power to inspire revolutions, transform government policy, and reveal to us our common humanity even when the people we read about have experiences that differ wildly from our own. Books also offer a platform for stories to be told that have otherwise gone unheard, giving a voice to the voiceless and effecting change.
Stacker compiled a list of 100 of the best books by Black Americans. The titles presented here are spread out between centuries, genres, subject matter, and themes. To create the list, we referred to major Black-owned platforms such as Shondaland, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Stacker also used social media and Black reading groups such as Women of Color in Romance and popular book platforms such as Book Riot and Goodreads. The list contains historical fiction, mystery, sci-fi, sociology, political commentary, poetry, cookbooks, and many more."
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Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid)
Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid)
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I Almost Forgot About You (Terry Mcmillan)
I Almost Forgot About You (Terry Mcmillan)
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It's Not All Downhill From Here (Terry Mcmillan)
It's Not All Downhill From Here (Terry Mcmillan)
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The Travelers (Regina Porter)
The Travelers (Regina Porter)
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Lot (Bryan Washington)
Lot (Bryan Washington)
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The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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What We Lose (Zinzi Clemmons)
What We Lose (Zinzi Clemmons)
8
Sleeping With Strangers (Eric Jerome Dickey)
Sleeping With Strangers (Eric Jerome Dickey)
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9
Everything Inside (Edwidge Danticat)
Everything Inside (Edwidge Danticat)
10
Indigo (Beverly Jenkins)
Indigo (Beverly Jenkins)
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Rebel: Women Who Dare (Beverly Jenkins)
Rebel: Women Who Dare (Beverly Jenkins)
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Patsy (Nicole Dennis-Benn)
Patsy (Nicole Dennis-Benn)
13
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
14
Clap When You Land (Elizabeth Acevedo)
Clap When You Land (Elizabeth Acevedo)
15
With the Fire on High (Elizabeth Acevedo)
With the Fire on High (Elizabeth Acevedo)
16
Red at the Bone (Jacqueline Woodson)
Red at the Bone (Jacqueline Woodson)
17
Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
18
Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adyemi)
Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adyemi)
19
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
20
Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick: Stories (Zora Neale Hurston)
Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick: Stories (Zora Neale Hurston)
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21
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
22
Moses, Man of the Mountain (Zora Neale Hurston)
Moses, Man of the Mountain (Zora Neale Hurston)
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An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Bloodchild and Other Stories (Octavia Butler)
Bloodchild and Other Stories (Octavia Butler)
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Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah)
Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah)
27
In West Mills (De'shawn Charles Winslow)
In West Mills (De'shawn Charles Winslow)
28
The Accidental Hunter (Nelson George)
The Accidental Hunter (Nelson George)
29
Team Seven (Marcus Burke)
Team Seven (Marcus Burke)
30
The Residue Years (Mitchell S. Jackson)
The Residue Years (Mitchell S. Jackson)
31
All Our Names (Dinaw Mengestu)
All Our Names (Dinaw Mengestu)
32
The Bewildered Bride (Vanessa Riley)
The Bewildered Bride (Vanessa Riley)
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33
The Art of Love (Suzette D.Harrison)
The Art of Love (Suzette D.Harrison)
34
Love's Serenade (Sheryl Lister)
Love's Serenade (Sheryl Lister)
35
An Extraordinary Union (Alyssa Cole)
An Extraordinary Union (Alyssa Cole)
36
Once Ghosted Twice Shy (Alyssa Cole)
Once Ghosted Twice Shy (Alyssa Cole)
37
See Me (Michele Arris)
See Me (Michele Arris)
38
Black Girl Unlimited (Echo Brown)
Black Girl Unlimited (Echo Brown)
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Saving Savannah (Tonya Bolden)
Saving Savannah (Tonya Bolden)
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Riot Baby (Tochi Onyebuchi)
Riot Baby (Tochi Onyebuchi)
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