Black History

By Candice Chaplin | January 12 2021 | Best in CategoryPromo OpportunityFictionNonfiction

Herewith a highly curated list of Black History titles – classics and contemporary biographies, memoirs, essays, history, even poetry, from a broad spectrum of voices. Speaking to slavery, civil rights, the arts and current events, these books are a great starting point for Black History Month promotions as well as being essential to every bookstore and library inventory year-round.

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I'm Still Here
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
REESE'S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK. From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America's love affair with "diversity" so often falls short of its ideals."Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist. This book will break open hearts and minds."--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed
$25.00 US
May 15, 2018
Convergent Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A stunning debut novel that signals the beginning of a major career: a story of race, ancestry, and love that traces for seven generations the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Ghana.
$18.00 US
May 02, 2017
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Hood Feminism
Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR"A rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone."--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More WineA potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminism
$27.00 US
Feb 25, 2020
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Lesson Before Dying
A Novel
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a Black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting."An instant classic." —Chicago TribuneA “majestic, moving instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman."A Lesson Before Dying reconfirms Ernest J. Gaines's position as an important American writer." —Boston Globe"Enormously moving.... Gaines unerringly evokes the place and time about which he writes." —Los Angeles Times“A quietly moving novel [that] takes us back to a place we've been before to impart a lesson for living.” —San Francisco Chronicle
$16.00 US
Sep 28, 1997
US, Canada, Open Mkt

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia.
$49.99 US
Sep 06, 2016
Boxed Set
Top Shelf Productions