The Books of black & bookish

 
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

  • Meet Addy (Connie Rose Porter

N

O

P

Q

R

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

S

T

  • Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth (Warsaw Shire)
  • The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore (Vaunda Micheaux Nelson)
  • The Color Purple * (Alice Walker)
  • The Hate U Give * (Angie Thomas)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • The Life and Times of Joseph E. Clark: From Slavery to Town Father (Olga Fenton Mitchell)
  • There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (Morgan Parker)
  • The Skin I'm In (Sharon G. Flake)
  • The Three Witches (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America (Morgan Jenkins)
  • Too Much Talk (Angela Shelf Medearis)

U

  • Underground (Shane W. Evans)

V

W

X

Y

Z

A

B

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

C

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) (Tomi Adeyemi)
  • 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

F

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

G

  • Garvey's Choice (Nikki Grimes)
  • 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)

L



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

    • Jenkins, Morgan
      • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America 

    K

    L

    M

    N

    • Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
      • The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

    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


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