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Celebrate Black Authors

Celebrate black history this month (and every month!) by reading black authors. From classic literature to romance to afrofuturism, we have books for all genres as well as nonfiction picks for adults and kids to educate and expand your knowledge of black history. Read diverse books with ThriftBooks this month, because representation matters.


Black History

Nonfiction with a focus on history

Further Reading

The Essential Zora Neale Hurston
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
January 08, 2020

This week we celebrate the birthday of writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Largely unappreciated in her lifetime, the trailblazing author's writings saw a resurgence after Alice Walker's 1975 essay called her "the patron saint of black women writers." Here we review five of her essential titles.

Celebrating Black History Month: 14 Black Scientists Who Changed the World
Published by Beth Clark
February 20, 2019

Black history IS history, and Black History Month is a time to celebrate both contemporary and traditional black history, beginning with a nod to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar who established what we now celebrate in an effort to collect, document, and backfill all of the history that was missing because it never made it into the books. Below are 14 scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made significant contributions to furthering the human race for people of all color.

Black History – Not Just a Month
Published by Richard Wells
February 08, 2016

Black History Month rolls around every February to bring very few new surprises about a black history that seems to encompass the Civil Rights Movement and little else. There’s so much more to the story – let’s have a look.

9 Must-Read Books by Contemporary Black Authors
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
February 05, 2020

For Black History month we've decided to bring you a series featuring great black writers from four distinct genres. This week, our focus is contemporary authors—from the Harlem Renaissance groundbreakers to exciting newcomers of today.

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