February is Black History Month, and as such, we want to share content on our blog that recognizes, supports, and speaks to the profound and influential work of Black artists, authors, and activists whose work has inspired us.
We’re going to kick things off by sharing a few of our favorite books by and about Black narratives that we think are worth putting on your to be read list.
And by “putting on your to be read list,” we really mean, dropping everything to read right at once. So here are four book recommendations across different genres that we hope you’ll read during Black History Month.
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Remi Edo-Lodge
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Between the World and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- White Fragility by Robin Deangelo
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- Calling My Name Liara Tamani
- Black Enough Ibi Zoboi
Stay tuned all this month for content on our blog honoring Black History Month. Let’s keep the conversation going. Follow us on social media @westmarginpress with some of your favorite Black History Month reads, as well as other pieces of media you feel are relevant and worth sharing.