These black authors weave stories and touch hearts.
It’s Black History Month.
I don’t know about you, but my ancestors did terrible things to black people. And some of my ancestors were black and on the receiving end of those atrocities. You wouldn’t know by looking at me.
Maybe this month you are honoring your own black heritage. Or maybe you are focusing on making far overdue reparations. And maybe you’re stuck in the middle, like me. Either way, one of the best things we can do this month (and preferably all year) is to support black voices.
The following books are from some of my favorite black authors:
- Frederick Douglass
- Maya Angelou
- Chinua Achebe
- Barack Obama
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Justina Ireland
- Trevor Noah
- Angie Thomas
These books range from classic to the modern day. Let’s dive in:
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