Monday, February 27, 2012

Black History Month:Spotlight on African-American Authors

These are just a few of many African-American Authors, hope you see something you may want to add to your lists. I have read some of these authors works myself and in doing this post discovered many more!!! For more info click the images above
  1. The Darkest Child  by Delores Phillips(Adult)*
  2. Josephine and the Soilder by Beverly Jenkins(YA)*
  3. Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden(Adult)*
  4. Perfect Peace  by Daniel Black(Adult)
  5. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones(Adult)
  6. The Color Purple  by Alice Walker(Adult)
  7. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez(Adult)*
  8. The Family Business by Carl Webber(Adult)*
  9. Split Ends by Jacquelin Thomas(YA)*
  10. Divas: India  by Victoria Christopher Murray(YA)*
  11. Caught up in the Drama by Reshonda Tate Billingsley(YA)*
  12. Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe(Adult)*
  13. Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan(Adult)
  14. Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis(YA)*
  15. Manifest by Artist Arthur(YA)
  16. Not a Good Look  by Nikki Carter(YA)
  17. Just Another Hero by Sharon M. Draper(YA)
  18. Ninth Ward  by Jewell Parker Rhodes(YA)
  19. The First Part Last  by Angela Johnson(YA)
  20. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia(MG)
  21. Broken by Patricia Haley(Adult)*
  22. Things Fall Apart  by Chinua Achebe(Adult)
  23. Push by Sapphire(Adult)
  24. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston(Adult)
  25. Conquer the Dark by L.A. Banks(Adult)
  26. Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright(Adult)--will be reviewing this one
  27. All Mixed Up by Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts(MG)
  28. Being Lara by Lola Jaye(I think Adult)
  29. Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson(YA)
  30. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu(YA)
  31. please, baby, please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee(Children's)
*indicates authors or books I have read


  1. Great selection. I have "Please Baby Please" for my daughter! Eyes Were Watching God, Color Purple, Things Fall Apart...classics. I've really been into paranormal/urban fantasy but have yet to read an LA Banks book. Must put one on my TBR list. Have you read the Seressia Glass series?

  2. You should add this wonderful post to the Black History Month Hop linky with Mocha Girls Read and Reflections of a Bookaholic. You could win a great prize. Love this post!!

  3. Thanks Lee, no I haven't read that series must look into it. Alysia, I will most certainly do that right now!Thanks to you both for stopping by!:)

  4. This is an awesome post. You really outdid yourself with the number of books you have highlighted here. I have read several of these and I'm familiar with most of the authors. I need to get the all mixed up for my daughter. Maybe I will start a tradition for black history month by giving her books by African American authors.

  5. @Tiffany I think that is a wonderful idea and a great bonding experience for you both as well. Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to reading at some point a Perfect Peace and Silver Sparrow. I love the covers!

  6. @Tiff that is a great idea but I would try to incorporate authors and subjects of all races in her reading selections. That way she wouldn't feel like she has to read about Black people just because it's Feb. (just my two cents) :)

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you.........this is a great list. Something for everyone. I have added to my list!!!!

    Ollie Moss

  8. You are more than welcome Ollie!


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