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.

Black British Lives Matter
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Why We Kneel How We Rise
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What White People Can Do Next
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So You Want to Talk About Race
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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How to Argue With a Racist
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Silence is Not An Option
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Me and White Supremacy
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Whites
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Superior
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Everyone Versus Racism
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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy
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The Sum of Us
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The Power of Privilege
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Do Better
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Loud Black Girls
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Slay In Your Lane
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This is Why I Resist
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Windrush Day

Our best books on the pioneering Windrush generationOur best books on the pioneering Windrush generation

Homecoming
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The Lonely Londoners
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The Story of Windrush
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Coming to England
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Voices of the Windrush Generation
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Lovers and Strangers
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This Lovely City
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Hey You!
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Small Island
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Windrush Child
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The Windrush Betrayal
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Mother Country
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The Good Immigrant
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Windrush
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War to Windrush
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The Enigma of Arrival
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Black & British

Our best books on the British Black experience and history.

Black and British
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Musical Truth
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Black London
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Tribes
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One of Them
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100 Great Black Britons
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Natives
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We're Here Because You Were There
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Homecoming
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Black Tudors
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Mixed/Other
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Voices of the Windrush Generation
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Safe
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
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Biracial Britain
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Black Britain
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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.

Still Breathing
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America on Fire
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The Yellow House
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This Is the Fire
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Four Hundred Souls
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Begin Again
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Just Us
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The Yellow House
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The Warmth of Other Suns
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On the Other Side of Freedom
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We Were Eight Years in Power
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I Can't Breathe
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Negroland
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Between The World And Me
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The Audacity of Hope
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Becoming
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Remarkable Lives

Our best biographies about Black lives.

The Louder I Will Sing
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In Black and White
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Becoming
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My Name Is Why
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Diane Abbott
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Notes of a Native Son
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Long Walk To Freedom
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Rise Up
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The Last Holiday
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Negroland
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I Am Not Your Negro
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Three Mothers
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
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Renegade
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White Girls
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Bessie Smith
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Staying Power

Our top books on Black history.

Afropean
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The Interest
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Women, Race & Class
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African Europeans
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Under Fire
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Black Tudors
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Dictatorland
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The Looting Machine
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The State of Africa
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Black Spartacus
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The World's War
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The Emperor
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A Kick in the Belly
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The Whole Picture
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Back to Black
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Island on Fire
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Britain's Black Regiments
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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

The Vanishing Half
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Such a Fun Age
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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
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The Underground Railroad
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Queenie
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Homegoing
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An American Marriage
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Transcendent Kingdom
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Real Life
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Kindred
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The City We Became
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The Shadow King
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Silver Sparrow
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And Still I Rise
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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

Amari and the Night Brothers
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Look Up!
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When Life Gives You Mangoes
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High-Rise Mystery
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Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
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Coming to England
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Nature Trail
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Hey You!
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Clean Up!
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My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear
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When Stars are Scattered
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M is for Melanin
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Space Detectives
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Freedom, We Sing
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Hair Love
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: Volume 1
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Weirdo
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Little People, Big Dreams

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

Rosa Parks: Volume 7
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Volume 33
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Maya Angelou: Volume 4
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Muhammad Ali: Volume 22
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Jesse Owens: Volume 42
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Prince: Volume 54
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RuPaul: Volume 61
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Pele: Volume 46
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Wilma Rudolph: Volume 27
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Jesse Owens
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Young Adult Fiction

Our best Teen and YA novels by Black writers.

This Poison Heart
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Cinderella Is Dead
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Legendborn
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The Upper World
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Forever Ends on Friday
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Splinters of Sunshine
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The Dark Lady
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Endgame
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Concrete Rose
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Eight Pieces of Silva
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Your Corner Dark
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Oculta
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Clap When You Land
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Punching the Air
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Rise to the Sun
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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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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.