This past week has been about self educating, listening, and amplifying Black voices. However, these tough conversations are not over yet. We are committed to using our platform to uplift the voices of Black writers and creatives, today and tomorrow.

Here is a list our team created of fiction and nonfiction books by Black authors we love and have learned from.


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Xenogenesis by Octavia Butler

Brother by David Chariandy

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi

A Brief History of 7 Killings by Marlon James

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Beloved by Toni Morrison

12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours By Helen Oyeyemi

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter by David Chariandy

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Playing In The Dark by Toni Morrison

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein