The Book Lists

 
There is no way to acquire deep knowledge without reading.
— Ellis Cose
 

One of the first ideas I had for Black & Bookish was to create a database. Somewhere you could easily find a collection of books, categorized in many different ways, in order to accommodate different learning styles. Below you will find the humble beginnings of my database collections. My favroite titles or authors are marked (*). 

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Reviews Alphabetical by Title

M

N

O

P

Q

R

  • Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin (Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin)

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T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

A

  • Akata Witch (Nnedi Okorafor)
  • Americana (Chimamanda Adiche)

B

  • Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • Binti * (Nnedi Okorafor)
  • Binti: Home (Nnedi Okorafor)
  • Booked (Kwame Alexander)

C

  • Courage Is Contagious (ed. Nicholas Haramis) (Note: this is not a Black author but this collection of essays features Black authors, artists, and entertainers.)

D

E

  • Earth Mother (Ellen Jackson)

F

  • Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird (Misty Copeland)

G

  • Gods and Shadows (Jayde Brooks)

H

I

J

K

  • Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
  • Kindred Graphic Novel (Octavia E. Butler story, )
  • Kings of Earth (Joe Ponder)

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Reviews Alphabetical by author

A

B

C

  • Carter, Camari
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
    • Between the World and Me
  • Copeland, Misty
    • Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird

D

    E

    F

    G

    H

    • Hurston, Zora Neale
      • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    I

    J

    K

    L

    M

    N

    O

    • Okorafor, Nnedi 
      • Akata Witch (YA)
      • Binti *
      • Binti: Home *

    P

    Q

    R

    S

    T

    U

    V

    W

    • Walker, Alice 
      • The Color Purple *
    • Woodson,  Jacqueline
      • We Had A Picnic This Sunday Past

    X

    Y

    Z

     



    Currently Reading

    • We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coats
    • Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama by Nicholas Haramis
    • Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
    • Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

    Book To Be Read

    • Sideline: The Draft by Bianca Williams
    • An Extraordinary Union
    • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
    • Octavia's Brood
    • Emergent Strategy
    • God Is A Woman by Michael Tavon
    • Zora And Me
    • Letters by Zora Neal Hurston
    • Malcom X
    • Wild Seed 

    For a more comprehensive list, check out my Goodreads shelves. 


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    Author Pages

    This secotion is in the works and will be links to author bio pages.