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43 Must-Read Books by Black Authors

43 of the Best Books by Black Authors You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Of course, some of Oprah’s favorites made the list.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

You should always celebrate Black voices (not just during Black history month, y’all), and literature is one of the best ways to honor some of the community’s most illuminating stories. Thanks to the work of African American authors, the world can better understand both the struggles and triumphs of Black people in America. From wise artists like Maya Angelou to new voices like Marlon James and Kiley Reid, and leaders like the Obamas, we’ve gathered some of the all time best books by Black authors to add to your reading list. Check out the list at O: The Oprah Magazine.

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