30 Books by Black Women to Read in 2018.


Black Women Authors 2018

(From left to right)

1. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins.

2. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper.

3. Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey.

4. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele.

5. Becoming by Michelle Obama.


Black Women Authors 2018
Black Women Authors 2018

(From left to right and top to bottom)

1. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi.

2. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

3. What We Lose: A Novel by Zinzi Clemmons.

4. A Kind of Freedom: A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.

5. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward.

6. An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones.

7. This Mournable Body: A Novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga.

8. A Sister’s Secret (The Reeves Sisters) by Cydney Rax.

9. Whiskey & Ribbons: A Novel by Leesa Cross-Smith.

10. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.

11. Stay With Me: A Novel by Ayobami Adebayo.

12. Halsey Street by Naima Coster.

Essay Collections/Poetry

Black Women Authors 2018

(From left to right)

1. Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems by Ntozake Shange.

2. Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver.

3. Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing.

4. Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith.

5. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay.

Art History

Black Women Authors

1. Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz by Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

2. Freedom’s Dance: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans by Karen Celestan.


Black Women Authors

1. Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food from My Table to Yours! by
Laila Ali.

2. Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul by Jenne Claiborne.


Black Women Authors, Black Children's Books

1. I Am Enough by Grace Byers.

2. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

3. How to Be a Fashion Designer by Lesley Ware.

Additional Selections

Black Women Authors

1. In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie by Cora Harrington.

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