PoC Book List

This list was created from suggestions from the people. It has not been altered to reflect any personal preferences. The authors will be ordered by last name.

Please feel free to explore other works by the authors listed and/or suggest other authors and their works.

 

Chinua Achebe

There Was a Country

Things Fall Apart

Arrow of God

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah

Half of a Yellow Sun

The Thing Around Your Neck

Purple Hibiscus

We Should All Be Feminists

 

Dr. Llaila Afrika

African Holistic Health

Nutricide: The Nutritional Destruction of the Black Race

 

Queen Afua

Sacred Woman

 

Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow

 

James Allen

As a Man Thinketh

 

Ra Un Nefer Amen

Metu Neter

 

Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The Heart of a Woman

 

Gloria Anzaldua

 

Christin Armstrong

Wash Day

Cut Day

 

M.K. Asante

 

Machado de Assis

Dom Casmurro

 

James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Fire Next Time

The Devil’s Work

Native Son

Another Country

Go Tell it on the Mountain

 

Key Ballah

 

Rodolfo Benavides

Dramatic Prophecies of the Great Pyramid

 

Brit Bennett

The Mothers

 

Bereolaesque

Gentlewoman

 

Baba Kali Bhujangi

Haile Selassie and the Concept of Enlightenment

 

Charles Blow

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

 

Carleen Brice

Orange Mint

Tea

 

Gwendolyn Brooks

 

Cupcake Brown

A Piece of Cake

 

Octavia Butler

Kindred Spirits

Fledgeling

Parable of the Sower

Xenogenesis Series

Wildseed

Soz

Lilith’s Brood Series

 

Bebe Moore Campbell

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine

 

Ernessa T. Carter

32 Candles

The Awesome Girls Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men

 

Kim Cash Tate

 

Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street

 

Upile Chisala

Soft Magic

 

Deepak Chopra

How to Know God

Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

 

Pearl Cleage

What Crazy Looks Like on an Ordinary Day

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me

The Beautiful Struggle

 

Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

 

Patricia Hall Collins

Black Feminist Thought

Black Sexual Politics

 

J California Cooper

Family or Real Anything

 

Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Krik Krak

 

Angela Davis

Autobiography of Angela Davis

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

 

Joy DeGruy

Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

 

Achak Deng

What is the What

 

Junot Diaz

This is How You Lose Her

 

Eric Jerome Dickey

Sleeping with Strangers

Waking with Enemies

Milk in My Coffee

The Other Woman

Drive Me Crazy

 

Rita Dove

 

Frederick Douglass

 

Sharon Draper

Copper Sun

Tears of a Tiger

 

W.E.B. Dubois

The Souls of Black Folk

 

Tananarive Due

African Immortals

Between

 

Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

 

Frantz Fanon

Wretched of the Earth

 

Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

 

Antoine Fischer

Finding Fish

 

Lauren Francis-Sharma

Till the Well Runs Dry

 

Obba Funmilayo

Obba in her Daughter’s Words: A Journey of Healing, Forgiveness and Love

 

Roxana Gay

 

  1. Gibson

Flowering Woman

Yaa Gyasi

Homecoming

 

Nikki Giovani

 

Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

The Tipping Point

 

Donald Goines

Kaffir Boy

 

Sam Greenlee

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

 

Alex Haley

Roots

 

Hill Harper

Letter to a Young Boy

 

Bell Hooks

All About Love

Sisters of the Yam

 

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

A Thousand Splendid Suns

 

John Howard Griffin

Black Like Me

 

Tamara Winfrey Harris

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

 

Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

 

Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Moses, Man of the Mountain

 

George Jackson

Soledad Brother

 

George G.M. James

Stolen Legacy

 

C.L.R. James

Black Jacobins

 

Marlon James

The Book of Night Women

 

N.K. Jemison

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Inheritance Trilogy

 

Ben Jochanan

Africans in Origin

Major Western Religions

 

Umar Johnson

Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys

 

Imani Josey

The Blazing Star

 

Rupi Kaur

Milk & Honey

 

Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John

 

Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Zami

 

Nelson Mandela

A Long Walk to Freedom

 

  1. D. Mason

One Day I Saw a Black King: A Novel

 

Ebony McAllister

Words Don’t Teach: Affirmations to Stimulate Your Consciousness

Angels Everywhere

Perfectly Flawed: 7 Secrets to Healing From the Inside

 

Nathan McCall

Makes Me Wanna Holler

 

Bernice McFadden

Sugar

 

Diane McKinney-Whitestone

Tumbling

 

Terry McMillan

Mama

Disappearing Acts

 

Tracye McQuirter

By Any Greens Necessary

 

Zakes Mda

Black Diamond

 

Mary Monroe

Mama Ruby

 

Monique W. Morris

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

 

Tony Morrison

Sula

The Bluest Eye

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

Beloved

Song of Solomon

Jazz

 

Walter Mosley

Always Outnumbered

Devil In a Blue Dress

 

Elijah Muhammad

Message to the Blackman in America

 

Credo Mutwa

Indaba My Children

 

V.S. Naipaul

Miguel Street

 

Gloria Naylor

Mama Day

 

Pamela Newkirk

Spectacle

 

Huey P. Newton

Revolutionary Suicide

 

Lisa Nichols

Abundance Now

 

Flora Nwampa

Efuru

Girls at War

 

Davis Olusoga

Black and British: A Forgotten History

 

Gordon Parks

A Hungry Heart: A Memoir

 

C.P. Patrick

The Truth About Awiti

Dear Ancestors

 

Phyllis Perry

Stigmata

 

Delores Phillips

The Darkest Child

 

Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man

 

Issa Rae

The Misadventure of an Awkward Black Girl

 

Claudia Rankine

Citizen

 

Jason Reynolds

 

Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

 

Jewel Parker Rhodes

Douglass’ Women

 

Toure Roberts

Purpose Awakening

 

Cedric Robinson

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

 

Walter Rodney

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

 

Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love

The Four Agreements

 

Charles R Saunders

Imaro

 

George Schuyler

Black No More

 

Ivan Van Sertima

They Came Before Columbus

 

Assata Shakur

Assata: An Autobiography

 

Ntozake Shange

Sassafras

Cypress

Indigo

 

Warsan Shire

 

Iceberg Slim

Trick Baby

 

Robert C. Smith

We Have No Leaders

Zadie Smith

White Teeth

 

Patrice Malidoma Some

Of Water and the Spirit

 

Sista Soulja

The Coldest Winter Ever

Midnight

No Disrespect

 

Zoe Spencer

Murda Misogyny Mayhem

 

Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy

 

Keeganga-Yamahta Taylor

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

 

Ula Taylor

The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

 

Bryant Terry

Afro-Vegan

The Hood Health Handbook Vol. 1 & 2

Vegan Soul Kitchen

 

Latham Thomas

Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy

 

Trisha R Thomas

Nappily Series

 

Baratunde Thurston

How to be Black

 

Omar Tyree

Leslie

Fly Girl

 

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

Questions for Ada

 

Iyanla Vanzant

Peace from Broken Pieces

 

Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Temple of My Familiar

 

  1. Wakefield & S. Shakespeare

Xaymaca

 

Jesmyn Ward

The Fire This Time

Salvage the Bones

Men We Reaped

 

Alice Walker

Possessing the Secret

 

Rebecca Walker

Ade

 

Dr. Francis Cress Welsing

The Isis Papers

 

Cornell West

Race Matters

 

Isabel Wilkerson

Warmth of Other Suns

 

Chancellor Williams

The Destruction of Black Civilization

 

Tia Williams

The Perfect Find

 

Carter G. Woodson

The Miseducation of the Negro

 

Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming

Another Brooklyn

Show Way

 

Richard Wright

Black Boy

 

Malcolm X

Autobiography of Malcolm X

Zane

One Reply to “PoC Book List”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s