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Black History Month

Black History Month (Books for Adults)

 

Fiction

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Roots by Alex Haley
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
  • The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Ayiti by Roxane Gay
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson
  • Ruby by Cynthia Bond
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  • Bluebird, Bluebird: A Novel by Attica Locke
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  • Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri

 

Non-fiction

  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
  • The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire by David Olusoga
  • Bob Marley: The Untold Story by Chris Salewicz
  • Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War by Stephen Bourne
  • I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement by Matt Taibbi
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Windrush: The Irresistable Rise of Multi-Racial Britain by Mike Phillips
  • Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction by Richard S. Newman
  • Africa's Long Road to Independence: The Many Histories of a Continent by Keith Somerville
  • Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War by Linda Hervieux
  • I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
  • Grime Kids: The Inside Story of the Global Grime Takeover by DJ Target
  • Black and Britain: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
  • Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehunde Andrews
  • The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea by Christophe Lebron
  • The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
  • They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter byWesley Lowery
  • Born a Crime and Other Stories by Trevor Noah
  • This is Grime by Hattie Collins
  • Chuck D presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History by Chuck D
  • Rise Up: The Merky Story So Far by Stormzy
  • The Penguin Atlas of African History by Colin McEvedy
  • Eskiboy by Wiley
  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • A Short History of Slavery by James Walvin
  • Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime by Dan Hancox
  • Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
  • Black British History: New Perspectives by Hakim Adi
  • Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by Lloyd Bradley
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C. Ward
  • Notes from Africa: A Musical Journey with Youssou N'Dour by Jenny Cathcart
  • Black, Listed: Black Culture Explored by Jeffrey Boakye
  • Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain by Robert Winder
  • Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault
  • Voices of the Windrush Generation: The Real Story Told By The People Themselves by David Matthews
  • Kumukanda by Kayombo Chingonyi
  • Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts
  • Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama
  • The Oxford Companion to Black British History by David Dabydeen
  • Ali: The Fight America Didn't Want by Russell Routledge
  • Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant
  • They Don't Teach This by Eniola Aluka
  • Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday
  • Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant
  • Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present by Eddie Chambers
  • The Making of Black Working Class Britain by Ron Ramedin
  • The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan
  • Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles by Richard Dowden
  • I & I: Marley, Tosh and Wailer by Colin Grant
  • Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow
  • Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela
  • Harlem 69: The Future of Soul by Stuart Cosgrove
  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr by Martin Luther King Jr
  • There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation by Paul Gilroy
  • The Three Degrees by Paul Rees
  • Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy
  • Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King by Lloyd Bradley
  • Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime by Ron Stallworth
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou
  • England's Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society by Onyeka Nubia
  • Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex
  • Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White
  • Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

 

Black History Month (Books for Young People)

 

Fiction

  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America by Ibi Aanu Zoboi
  • Noughts + Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Crossfire by Malorie Blackman
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Nothing But the Truth by Dick Lehr
  • Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard
  • Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Becoming Dinah by Kit De Waal
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

 

Black History Month (Books for Children)

 

Fiction

  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Look Up! by Nathan Bryon
  • How High The Moon by Karyn Parsons
  • Hair Love by Matthew Cherry
  • Billy and the Dragon by Nadia Shireen
  • No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho
  • Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke
  • Julian the Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • The Tunnels Below by Nadine Wild-Palmer
  • Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max
  • Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds

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