28 Black Authors to Read During Black History Month

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Black voices should be celebrated every month, all year round without being limited to 28 days.

One of the best ways to do this is through literature. It’s where we tell our stories, our history, our struggles and share our joy.

I wanted to include a full range of authors that write a huge range of black stories from despair, to showcasing the downtrodden to uplifting and hopeful to straight entertainment.

Because they are not just BLACK stories, they are the stories of PEOPLE.

These writers write the stories of the history of America, the hopes of America and the dark places of America.

And each and every one of these authors is a MUST READ.

Hopefully, you can find an author who writes something that you can enjoy 

28 Black Authors to Read During Black History Month

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1.Bell Hooks

2. James Baldwin

3.Gloria Naylor

4. J. California Cooper

5.Terry McMillan 

6. Octavia Butler

7. Jesmyn Ward

8.Langston Hughes

9.Maya Angelou

10. Colson Whitehead

11.Nikki Giovanni

12. E Lynn Harris

13. Alice Walker

14. Jasmine Guillory

15. Eric Jerome Dickey


17. August Wilson

18. Zora Neale Hurston

19. Talia Hibbert

20.Toni Morrison

21. Donald Goines

22. Angie Thomas

23. Tia Williams


24.Connie Briscoe

25. Pearl Cleage

26. Richard Wright

27. Bebe Moore Campbell

28. Walter Mosley

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