28 Books by Black Women for Black History Month

Join the #readingblackout movement and discover must-reads by WOC.

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Here Comes the Sun

By Nicole Dennis-Benn

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The Cutting Season

By Attica Locke

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An Extraordinary Union

By Alyssa Cole

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Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi

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Binti

By Nnedi Okorafor

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Men We Reaped

By Jesmyn Ward

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Brown Girl Dreaming

By Jacqueline Woodson

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The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory

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Redefining Realness

By Janet Mock

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Forbidden

By Beverly Jenkins

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The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

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Little & Lion

By Brandy Colbert

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White Teeth

By Zadie Smith

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You Can't Touch My Hair

By Phoebe Robinson

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The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

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Allegedly

By Tiffany D. Jackson

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Land of Shadows

By Rachel Howzell Hall

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Keeping Secrets

By Penny Mickelbury

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The Fifth Season

By N.K. Jemisin

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The Jumbies

By Tracy Baptiste

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Chaos

By Nalo Hopkinson

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Bingo Love

By Tee Franklin

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Kindred

By Octavia Butler

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The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

By Gwendolyn Brooks

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Love is the Drug

By Alaya Dawn Johnson

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The Red Pencil

By Andrea Davis Pinkney

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou