Holiday Shopping List. 40 Books for the Black Ladies In Your Life.


Black Women Novels

1. Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile

2. Unthinkable Sins by Tiffani Quarles Sanders

3. The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett

4. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

5. Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

6. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

7. Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi

8. God Help The Child by Toni Morrison


Black Women Book Gifts

9. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

10. Around The Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson

11. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

12. I’ll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones

13. Walking With the Muses by Pat Cleveland

14. The Face That Changed It All by Beverly Johnson

Feminism, Womanism, and Race

Holiday Shopping Book List Black Women

15. In Search of the Afropolitan: Encounters, Conversations and Contemporary Diasporic African Literature by Eva Rask Knudsen and Ulla Rahbek

16. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris

17. Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

18. Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women by by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones and Barbara D. Savage

Art, Fashion and Photography

Holiday Shopping Black Women Books

19. Fashion Illustration Africa by Tapiwa Matsinde

20. Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (Gender and American Culture) by Tanisha C. Ford

21. The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History by Robin Givhan

22. Fashion Africa by Jacqueline Shaw

23. Alphabet: A Selected Index of Anecdotes & Drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola

24. Harlem: A Century in Images Published by SkiraRizzoli in association with The Studio Museum in Harlem

25. The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Teri Agins

26. Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer

Cooking and Culinary Arts

Holiday Shopping

27. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

28. The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition by Eda Lewis

29. A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen by Dora Charles

30. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry

Zines and Magazines

Holiday Shopping

31. CROWN Magazine – A publication dedicated to natural hair.

32. Hannah Magazine – A contemporary magazine for black women.

33. Black Women & Self Care Zine – Thoughts on Mental Health Oppression and Healing by Naomi Moyer

34. Black Women & Self Defense Zine – Thoughts on Personal Space and Reclaiming Our Streets by Naomi Moyer

Adult Coloring Books

Holiday Shopping Black Authors

35. I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos by Andrea Pippins

36. Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages by Crystal Swain-Bates

37.WAVE: A Journey Through the Sea of Imagination for the Adventurous Colorist by by Shantell Martin

38. AfroZen Adult Colouring Book by Merissa Hamilton

39. Doodle Color Page Art, Digital Download, Color Pages, Bag Ladies by LeMahogany Art

40. Avie’s Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book by Makeda Lewis