Black History

From firebrand fiction to cultural history, and from seminal lives to inspiring volumes for children, we're celebrating classic works and contemporary triumphs from the best black authors and commentators.

Voices for Change

Our best books on the Black experience and politics.

Me and White Supremacy
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White Fragility
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The Good Immigrant
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Caste
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Superior
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I Am Not Your Baby Mother
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So You Want to Talk About Race
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Everyone Versus Racism
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The Power of Privilege
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They Can't Kill Us All
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The Art of Disruption
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Brown Baby
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Loud Black Girls
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Slay In Your Lane
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Taking Up Space
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The Purpose of Power
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Black & British

Our best books on the British Black experience and history.

Natives
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The Brutish Museums
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Homecoming
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Don't Touch My Hair
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Brit(ish)
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Safe
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Dreaming in a Nightmare
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Black, Listed
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100 Great Black Britons
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Black Britain
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Black Tudors
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Lovers and Strangers
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Staying Power
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
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Voices of the Windrush Generation
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Heart Of The Race
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Through the arc of her own career and lifelong commitment to social justice, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris communicates a powerful vision on how to tackle the greatest challenges of our day.

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The American Experience

Our top books on being Black in America.

Becoming
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The Audacity of Hope
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Dreams From My Father
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I Can't Breathe
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Just Us
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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The Yellow House
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Memorial Drive
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Between The World And Me
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The Warmth of Other Suns
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Dreams From My Father
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Negroland
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On the Other Side of Freedom
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Sister Outsider
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American Slavery
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We Were Eight Years in Power
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On Slavery and Abolitionism
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Remarkable Lives

Our best biographies about Black lives.

The Louder I Will Sing
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Long Walk To Freedom
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Notes of a Native Son
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Why We Can't Wait
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Becoming
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When I Dare to Be Powerful
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Born A Crime
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I Am Not Your Negro
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Rise Up
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White Girls
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Unforgivable Blackness
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Black Boy
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Negroland
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Familiar Stranger
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Rabble-Rouser For Peace
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The Last Holiday
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Hidden Figures
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Staying Power

Our top books on Black history.

The Whole Picture
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Dictatorland
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The State of Africa
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The Looting Machine
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The Emperor
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The Black Jacobins
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The Sugar Barons
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The World's War
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A Short History of Slavery
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Empire's Crossroads
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Women, Race & Class
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Black Spartacus
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Afropean
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African Europeans
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Back to Black
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A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
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When I Dare to Be Powerful
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Ain't I A Woman?
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Jhalak Prize 2020

The Jhalak Prize celebrates books by British and British resident writers of colour.

Golden Child
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The Black Flamingo
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Remembered
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Surge
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Asha & the Spirit Bird
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Queenie
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Fleche
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Hostile Environment
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This Brutal House
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Suncatcher
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Nudibranch
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Afropean
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Classic Fiction

The Color Purple
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Beloved
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Corregidora
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The Lonely Londoners
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A Different Drummer
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Kindred
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If Beale Street Could Talk
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Invisible Man
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Native Son
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Americanah
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And Still I Rise
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To Sir With Love
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Roots
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Cane
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A Grain of Wheat
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Things Fall Apart
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We Need New Names
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Contemporary Fiction

Such a Fun Age
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The Vanishing Half
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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Lot
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That Reminds Me
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Heaven, My Home
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The Old Drift
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Remembered
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Sun is Sky
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Silver Sparrow
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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
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Queenie
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An American Marriage
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White Teeth
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The Underground Railroad
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Revised and rewritten for younger readers, Olusoga’s insightful and invaluable history of the Black experience in the British Isles ranges from forgotten Africans in the Roman legions to the multicultural society of the present day.

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Young, Gifted & Black

Our best books for children on Black history and diversity

This Book Is Anti-Racist
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Look Up!
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Clean Up!
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High-Rise Mystery
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Antiracist Baby
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Amari and the Night Brothers
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Space Detectives
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Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
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My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear
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Young Gifted and Black
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Coming to England
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Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country
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Mixed
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Long Walk to Freedom
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Little People, Big Dreams

The Little People, Big Dreams series introduces young readers to inspiring people in history.

Rosa Parks
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Harriet Tubman
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Maya Angelou
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Ella Fitzgerald
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Aretha Franklin
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Josephine Baker
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Stevie Wonder
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Muhammad Ali
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Jesse Owens
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Wilma Rudolph
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Evonne Goolagong
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Prince
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RuPaul
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Pele
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Wilma Rudolph
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Jesse Owens
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Young Adult Fiction

Our best Teen and YA novels by Black writers.

Cinderella Is Dead
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Legendborn
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Punching the Air
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You Should See Me in a Crown
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The Black Flamingo
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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
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Raybearer
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The Black Kids
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Crossfire
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Clap When You Land
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance
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Refugee Boy
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On the Come Up
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With the Fire on High
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Concrete Rose
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The Gilded Ones
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Come on in
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The Dark Lady
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Coming Soon

A Promised Land
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GIRL
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Anti-Racist Ally
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Be Antiracist
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Me and White Supremacy: A Guided Journal
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Silver Sparrow
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Grand Union
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Nudibranch
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The Cancer Journals
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Let Love Rule
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African Europeans
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The Brutish Museums
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Everyone Versus Racism
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Whites
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The Purpose of Power
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The Windrush Betrayal
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Poor
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Privilege and Punishment
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Four Top Authors on What to Read This Black History Month

Paul Mendez, Okechukwu Nzelu, Brit Bennett and Irenosen Okojie recommend their favourite reads for Black History Month.

Angelina Osborne on an Inspiring Quartet of Great Black Britons

This Black History Month, Angelina Osborne, the co-author of 100 Great Black Britons, presents four profiles of key figures from Black British history.

Bernardine Evaristo Reveals her Top 20 Books by Black British Womxn Writers

Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo unveiled a brilliantly diverse list of books at Waterstones Bristol Galleries.