A stack of the six books listed below. The Audre Lorde has a used sticker on the side.

Six Books Non-Black People Should Read in 2018

An American Reading List


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Native Son by Richard Wright


Telepathologies by Cortney Lamar Charleston
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing


Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
In the Wake by Christina Sharpe

Other North American writers you should read: Everything else by Toni Morrison, Danez Smith (Don’t Call Us Dead, poetry), Airea Matthews (Simulacra, poetry), Nicole Sealey (Ordinary Beast, poetry), Kiese Laymon (How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, non-fiction), Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, poetry), Samiya Bashir (Field Theories, poetry), Zora Neale Hurston (everything she published, but especially Their Eyes Were Watching God, fiction), Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man, fiction), Patricia Smith (Incendiary Art, poetry), Naima Coster (Halsey Street, fiction), Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes; The Illegal, fiction), Afua Cooper (Copper Woman; The Hanging of Angelique, poetry; non-fiction), Dionne Brand (A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging, non-fiction), George Elliott Clarke (I have many favorites, but especially Black, poetry), Robyn Maynard (Policing Black Lives, non-fiction), James Baldwin (The Fire Next Time, non-fiction), Khadijah Queen (I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, poetry), Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman, fiction), Mahogany L. Browne (Black Girl Magic, poetry with young folks in mind)

And many more. Many more.