In honor of today, here is a small handful of great books by African-American authors that I recommend.
The links will take you to my blogs with more about the books and why I recommend them, with multiple ways to obtain them.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: powerful contemporary fiction for YA and older.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi: excellent and engaging nonfiction on the title subject written for young people.
The Lost Tribes by Christine Taylor-Butler: fun adventure fiction for middle schoolers.
For All Time by Shanna Miles: captivating time-travel love story for YA and older.
Many of these are outside my usual genres of fantasy and historical fiction, but I’m so glad I gave them a try, and hope you will take a look, too. (They’re listed in the order I read them.)