100 Must-Read African-American Books

 

 

 
#1
  
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
 49%  14
#2
  
Roots
 41%  17
#3
  
Jubilee
 11%  7
#4
  
Kindred
 20%  5
#5
  
Their Eyes Were Watching God
 55%  6
#6
  
UP FROM SLAVERY by Booker T. Washington
 23%  7
#7
  
Invisible Man
 40%  32
#8
  
The Color Purple
 64%  114
#9
  
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
 20%  8
#10
  
Another Country
 12%  8
#11
  
Go Tell It on the Mountain
 25%  28
#12
  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
 59%  9
#13
  
The Known World
 9%  26
#14
  
Plum Bun
 2%  2
#15
  
The Street
 7%  2
#16
  
Cane
 9%  8
#17
  
Black Thunder
 4%  2
#18
  
Things Fall Apart
 34%  67
#19
  
The Bluest Eye
 49%  38
#20
  
Native Son
 43%  12
 
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#21
  
Uncle Tom's Children
 14%  2
#22
  
Assata
 12%  5
#23
  
Corregidora
 3%  4
#24
  
Makes Me Wanna Holler
 23%  4
#25
  
I Put a Spell on You
 4%  2
#26
  
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
 3%  5
#27
  
The Coldest Winter Ever
 38%  5
#28
  
Push by Saphire
 28%  3
#29
  
Dreams from My Father
 19%  7
#30
  
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
 13%  10
#31
  
Race Matters
 13%  5
#32
  
For Colored Boys
 3%  2
#33
  
For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
 31%  10
#34
  
Decoded Jay-Z
 4%  3
#35
  
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
 14%  5
#36
  
Waiting to Exhale
 50%  4
#37
  
The Other Side of Paradise
 4%  3
#38
  
The Intuitionist
 3%  8
#39
  
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois
 29%  11
#40
  
The Ways of White Folks
 8%  3

 

 

 

 
#41
  
The White Boy Shuffle
 3%  3
#42
  
Iced
 2%  2
#43
  
The Women of Brewster Place (novel)
 29%  7
#44
  
Beloved
 51%  107
#45
  
The Fire Next Time
 16%  8
#46
  
Parable of the Talents
 7%  3
#47
  
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
 21%  2
#48
  
The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life
 6%  2
#49
  
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
 5%  3
#50
  
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
 31%  10
#51
  
One More River to Cross
 3%  2
#52
  
The Warmth of Other Suns
 9%  7
#53
  
The Wretched of the Earth
 7%  3
#54
  
Soul on Ice
 17%  2
#55
  
Devil in a Blue Dress
 24%  12
#56
  
Sula
 30%  25
#57
  
Passing
 9%  14
#58
  
A Lesson Before Dying
 26%  16
#59
  
Salvage the Bones
 4%  16
#60
  
The Color of Water
 15%  14
 
 
#61
  
Annie Allen
 2%  4
#62
  
Clotel
 4%  2
#63
  
Our Nig
 5%  4
#64
  
The Bondwoman’s Narrative
 5%  2
#65
  
Thirty Years as a Slave and Four Years in the White House
 3%  3
#66
  
Home to Harlem
 3%  3
#67
  
The Living Is Easy
 3%  4
#68
  
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
 8%  12
#69
  
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
 6%  3
#70
  
I, Tina
 10%  2
#71
  
The Pittsburgh Cycle
 1%  3
#72
  
Red River
 5%  2
#73
  
Maude Martha
 2%  3
#74
  
Down These Mean Streets
 6%  2
#75
  
Brothers and Keepers
 3%  2
#76
  
Crusade for Justice
 2%  3
#77
  
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir
 13%  3
#78
  
Paradise
 22%  10
#79
  
Manchild in the Promised Land
 14%  4
#80
  
The Motion of Light in Water
 1%  2

 

 

 


Let Me Live
 1%  2
#82
  
My American Journey
 5%  2
#83
  
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
 3%  2
#84
  
A Small Place
 3%  4
#85
  
Black Boy
 31%  9
#86
  
Song of Solomon
 34%  35
#87
  
Holler If You Hear Me
 4%  2
#88
  
Man in the Middle
 1%  2
#89
  
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 7%  7
#90
  
Possessing the Secret of Joy
 16%  8
#91
  
Tar Baby
 27%  4
#92
  
Not Without Laughter
 5%  2
#93
  
Showing My Color
 2%  2
#94
  
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
 44%  3
#95
  
B-Boy Blues
 6%  2
#96
  
Colored People: A Memoir
 4%  3
#97
  
Your Blues Ain't Like Mine
 26%  2
#98
  
Black Power
 9%  3
#99
  
The New Negro
 4%  2
#100
  
One Way to Heaven
 2%  2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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