Best Books by Black Authors
Reading Black literature is elemental in understanding diverse narratives and experiences. It provides a rich conversance with some of the most impactful, world-changing cultures through tales and accounts of strength and fearlessness, as well as pain and vulnerability.
Now until June 20, a movement to better recognize Black authors and their work is happening through an initiative called #BlackoutBestsellerList. Buy two books by Black authors during this time to help elevate Black literature to the top of the bestseller list and empower deserving authors across genres.
There are many different works by Black authors that deserve recognition — many of which are the most popular books on Goodreads. Scroll ahead to see some of the best ones readers can’t stop raving about for your next reading session!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano