Recommendations to get you started
The catalogue of books by authors of the African Diaspora is HUGE. At the start of all this, someone suggested that I was limiting myself and my reading options by ONLY reading books by Black authors. What people fail to realize is that the books are out there, they just don't know about them. Once you do, then the next question I get is "where do I start?"
Regardless of why you're here, I've got you covered. Each section below has 6 titles to get you started. Of course this list is limited and just a primer. I've tried to include the most popular or prolific (note: easiest to find) titles. The sections are divided as such:
- Children/Young Adult
- Contemporary Adult
Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Wild Seed, Dawn
Women Race & Class, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, Just Above My Head
Between The World and Me, The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years In Power
Children and Young Adult
Here are 4 other links to more lists!