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Black Joy: Titles That Celebrate and Give Voice to the Black Experience - MCFL
Created by Fairfax Staff Adults | 50 items
Fill this year's reading list with titles that celebrate and center Black lives.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
The Prophets The Prophets
A Novel
Book - 2021
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Fiction Jones, R
Libertie Libertie
A Novel
Book - 2021
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Fiction Greenidge, K
The Secret Women The Secret Women
A Novel
Book - 2020
Amistad
Fiction Williams, S
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
A Novel
Book - 2021
37 InkSimon & Schuster
Fiction Walton, D
Red Island House Red Island House
A Novel
Book - 2021
Scribner
Fiction Lee
The Vanishing Half The Vanishing Half Book - 2020
Riverhead Books
Fiction Bennett
Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick
Stories From the Harlem Renaissance
Book - 2020
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Fiction Hurston
Lakewood Lakewood
A Novel
Book - 2020
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction Giddings
This Close to Okay This Close to Okay
A Novel
Book - 2021
Grand Central Publishing
Fiction Cross-Smith
Professional Troublemaker Professional Troublemaker
The Fear Fighter Manual
Book - 2021
Penguin Life
158.1 Ajayi Jones
Caul Baby Caul Baby
A Novel
Book - 2021
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction Jerkins, M
The Conductors The Conductors Book - 2021
Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Sci-Fi Glover, N
A Spy in the Struggle A Spy in the Struggle Book - 2021
Dafina Books
Fiction Le Leon
Life After Death Life After Death
A Novel
Book - 2021
Atria Books
Fiction Souljah
Careful What You Click for Careful What You Click for Book - 2020
Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp
Fiction Morrison
The Kindest Lie The Kindest Lie
A Novel
Book - 2021
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Fiction Johnson
Real Men Knit Real Men Knit
Real Men Knit series Series, Book 1
eBook - 2020
Get A Life, Chloe Brown Get A Life, Chloe Brown
A Novel
Book - 2019
Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction Hibbert
On the Corner of Hope and Main On the Corner of Hope and Main Book - 2020
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Fiction Jenkins
Rebel Rebel Book - 2019
Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction Jenkins
The Wedding Date The Wedding Date Book - 2018
Jove
Fiction Guillory
The Worst Best Man The Worst Best Man
A Novel
Book - 2020
Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Fiction Sosa
Year of Yes Year of Yes Book - 2015
Simon & Schuster
Bio Rhimes, S
Redefining Realness Redefining Realness
My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Book - 2014
Atria Books
Bio MOCK, J
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy Florynce "Flo" Kennedy
The Life of A Black Feminist Radical
Book - 2015
The University of North Carolina Press
Bio KENNEDY, F
Here for It Here for It
Or, How to Save your Soul in America : Essays
Book - 2020
Ballantine Books
Bio Thomas
I'll Never Write My Memoirs I'll Never Write My Memoirs Book - 2015 Bio Jones
The City We Became The City We Became Book - 2020
Orbit
Science Fiction Jemisin
Small Island Small Island Book - 2005
Picador
Fiction Levy
A Princess in Theory A Princess in Theory
Reluctant Royals
Book - 2018
Avon Books
PB Fiction Cole
Black Leopard, Red Wolf Black Leopard, Red Wolf Book - 2019
Riverhead Books
Fiction James
Bingo Love Bingo Love Graphic Novel - 2018
Image Comics
YA Graphic Novel Franklin
Binti Binti Book - 2015
Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Science Fiction Okorafor
American Spy American Spy
A Novel
Book - 2019
Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC
Fiction Wilkinson
What I Know for Sure What I Know for Sure Book - 2014
Flatiron Books
Bio WINFREY, O
Girl Gurl Grrrl Girl Gurl Grrrl
On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic
Book - 2020
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
305.4889 Hunt
Fat Girls in Black Bodies Fat Girls in Black Bodies
Creating Communities of Our Own
Book - 2020
North Atlantic Books
362.19 Cox
Take A Hint, Dani Brown Take A Hint, Dani Brown Book - 2020
Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction Hibbert
Badass Black Girl Badass Black Girl
Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens
eBook - 2020
Inspiration Inspiration
Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World
eBook - 2012
Pleasure Activism Pleasure Activism
The Politics of Feeling Good
Book - 2019
AK Press
170 Brownp
Reclaiming Our Space Reclaiming Our Space
How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets
Book - 2019
Beacon Press
305.48 Jones, F
Well-read Black Girl Well-read Black Girl
Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves : An Anthology
Book - 2018
Ballantine Books
810.9 Well-Read
The Last Black Unicorn The Last Black Unicorn Book - 2017
Gallery Books
Bio HADDISH, T
The Book of Delights The Book of Delights Book - 2019
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
814 Gay, R
My Sister, the Serial Killer My Sister, the Serial Killer
A Novel
Book - 2018
Doubleday
Fiction Braithwaite
Wow, No Thank You Wow, No Thank You
Essays
Book - 2020
Vintage Books
814 Irby
The Office of Historical Corrections The Office of Historical Corrections
A Novella and Stories
Book - 2020
Riverhead Books
Fiction Evans
Freedom in This Village Freedom in This Village
Twenty-five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing, 1979 to the Present
Book - 2005
Carroll & Graf
Fiction Freedom
Passing Passing Book - 2003
Penguin Books
Fiction Larsen
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