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Black History Month: Essential Reads for February and All Year Round

A list of great reads for Black History Month and beyond...
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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
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If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin)
If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin)
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Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
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The People Could Fly (Virginia Hamilton)
The People Could Fly (Virginia Hamilton)
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Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs (Mary E. Lyons)
Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs (Mary E. Lyons)
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass/USA)
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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Many Thousand Gone: African Americans From Slavery to Freedom (Virginia Hamilton)
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans From Slavery to Freedom (Virginia Hamilton)
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How Long 'Til Black Future Month? (N.K. Jemisin)
How Long 'Til Black Future Month? (N.K. Jemisin)
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Octavia Butler: Kindred
Octavia Butler: Kindred
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Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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Roots
Roots
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The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (Nikki Giovanni)
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (Nikki Giovanni)
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The Complete Stories Zora Neale Hurston (Zora Neale Hurston)
The Complete Stories Zora Neale Hurston (Zora Neale Hurston)
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March (Nate Powell)
March (Nate Powell)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Felon (Reginald Dwayne Betts)
Felon (Reginald Dwayne Betts)
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
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Passing (Nella Larsen)
Passing (Nella Larsen)
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Coffee Will Make You Black (April Sinclair)
Coffee Will Make You Black (April Sinclair)
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Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman (Patricia McKissack Frederick McKissack)
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman (Patricia McKissack Frederick McKissack)
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Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
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Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
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Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (Sheree Renee Thomas)
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (Sheree Renee Thomas)
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Four Hundred Souls (Ibram X. Kendi)
Four Hundred Souls (Ibram X. Kendi)
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A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
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Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, & Leadership (Ed Gordon)
Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, & Leadership (Ed Gordon)
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Caste (Isabel Wilkerson)
Caste (Isabel Wilkerson)
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The Hill We Climb (Amanda Gorman)
The Hill We Climb (Amanda Gorman)
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Well-Read Black Girl (Glory Edim)
Well-Read Black Girl (Glory Edim)
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The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland (Walter Thompson-Hernandez)
The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland (Walter Thompson-Hernandez)
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Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
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Ain't I a Woman
Ain't I a Woman
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