BOOKS: 13 Must-Reads by Black Authors to Add To Your Library

They left on phenomenal novel of the list JUST A SEASON; One of my reviewers say, “… this is the stuff movies are made of… not since “Roots” have I read anything that so succinctly chronicles an African American story.” Amazing! Another said, “Not since The Color Purple have I read a book that evoked such emotions. John T. Wills possesses the ability to transport the reader directly into the life and struggles of his main characters story.” – http://thoughtprovokingperspectives.co/1981-2/ for more info and reviews. This book is the best gift you can give this holiday season!!!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

In light of the recent events surrounding racial and social injustice around the country, knowing our history, as part of our eternal quest to “stay woke,” is more important than ever. While many of us are experiencing a new movement unfolding right before our eyes, scholars, experts and even regular folks with stories to tell, have been putting their experiences to the page to enlighten generations.

The publishing industry suffers from the same lack of diversity and racial biases that plague society at large. While many books don’t make school reading lists or even the New York Times Bestsellers List, there are countless classics that break down the Black experience in America.

It’s hardly a complete list, which could go on for volumes, but it’s a great starting point:

1. The Mis-Education of the Negro, Carter G. Woodson

Portrait of Carter Woodson Carter Woodson (Source: Hulton Archive / Getty)

This book is of primary importance…

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