5 Books by Black Authors

Andrea Dardón Pell
Jun 5, 2020 · 3 min read

If you haven’t read many books by Black Authors and would like to get started, we give you a list of some of our favorites!

1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

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If you loved Black Panther and binge-watched Game of Thrones, then this book is for you. It’s also the first of a trilogy!

This fantasy book draws from African Mythology to create a rich story about a boy that goes missing, and the mercenary hired to find him.
Buy this book and support local bookstores in doing so!

2. Grand Union, by Zadie Smith

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One of the most respected writers of our generation, Zadie Smith brings a collection of short stories that capture modern life and explore themes like race and class, gender roles, and politics through a variety of genres.

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3. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Adeyemi’s YA Fantasy series starts with Children of Blood and Bone, the gripping, page-turning story about Zélie’s mission to restore magic, in Orïsha, where the Prince has vowed to eradicate it.

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4. Beloved, by Toni Morrison

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Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Magical Surrealism novel tells the story of Sethe, a former slave who escaped to Ohio in the 1870s and attempts to murder her children to save them from enslavement. She must then confront her past and repressed memories of slavery.

Buy this book and support local bookstores in doing so!

5. I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan

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Bestselling author, Terry McMillan gives us a story about a woman who feels stuck in life and decided to do some major changes in her life. This novel has inspired many readers around the globe with a heartwarming and universal story.

Buy this book and support local bookstores in doing so!

Andrea Dardón Pell

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Reader. Writer. Coder. Previously traveled around Europe as a Digital Nomad, now I live in New York City.

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Andrea Dardón Pell

Written by

Reader. Writer. Coder. Previously traveled around Europe as a Digital Nomad, now I live in New York City.

The Bookery

We partner with independent bookstores to give you book recommendations. Tell us what sort of book you’d like to read next, and our booksellers will send you a handpicked recommendation!

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