Books To Educate Yourself – Fiction || Black Authors

Hello friends,

I’m sure you are all aware of the things going on in the U.S. and Canada in terms of anti-racism, black rights, police brutality, etc. So, today I decided to create a list of books to help you educate yourself. I have not read all of these, as we all have to do better and be better. So here are some fiction books by black authors. This is by no means a conclusive list! These are just some that are high up on my list of books I need to read. I encourage you all to have a look and continue to read from these amazing authors.

1. Song Below Water by Bethany C. Marrow

Young Adult Fantasy: Sirens, mysogynoir, racism, social justice

2. You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Young Adult Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance,

3. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Young Adult Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

4. The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBTQ+, Novella

5. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBTQ+

6. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Young Adult Fantasy, LGBTQ+

7. The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Young Adult Contemporary, LGTBQ+

8. Patsy by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

Adult Contemporary, LGBTQ+

9. Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Young Adult Contemporary, LGBTQ+

10. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Adult Contemporary, Mental Health

11. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novella

12. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Young Adult Fantasy, Historical Fiction

13. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Young Adult Science Fiction,

14. Black Enough: Stories of Being Yong & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Stories, Anthology

15. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Young Adult Contemporary, Poetry

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