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Books By Black Authors You Ought To Read! 🖤

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

There are a LOT of amazing books by Black authors and since it's Black History Month, I wanted to share a few of them with you.


Let's start with some of my faves




This is one of my favourite books! Seriously, I recommend it to everyone I know because it doesn't matter if you're a Black/POC or a White ally, it helps to have the knowledge to clap back when faced with racism. Plus, the author Elijah Lawal is a UK author, so it helps to reference & connect to situations that are not too far away, because yes racism is not only happening in the US 🎤!




Firstly, I love the colours of the cover of this book! Seriously, it's so beautiful!


Secondly, representation is everything! When I was younger I was a big romantic but everything around me - apart from my parents and family was White - my Barbie and Ken, my mum’s Harlequin books that I read, etc. This was a book I wish I had when I was younger.




This is a book on feminism but centred around lived experiences of a Black woman. It's a must-read!



For a bit of inspiration, business owners should definitely read




This is a powerful book by two Black entrepreneurs who are also husband and wife. The book explores the experience of Black professionals and racial stereotypes in the workplace.



A self-published book



Something a bit different with this book, which is self-published. I think it’s great to support all authors, not only the ones that are famous! It's a fantastic and well-written book that is an emotional rollercoaster.


Some books for Black kids



This is a fantastic book to help teach little Black girls how to love their gorgeous hair.



Another fab book that teaches Black kids to love their hair. It's actually based on an Oscar-winning short film.


Now some books I haven’t read but which are on my list



I can't wait to read this one, I've heard a lot of good things about it!


I love a self-help book! And Candice is just fab!


Finally, I have to mention the Queen!



So much wisdom in this book. I believe it has a home on every bookshelf in the world!


Voilà! There are your books, I bet you can read them all before Black History Month 2022. 😉 If you do read some and enjoy them, then drop me a message on Instagram, I'd love to know your thoughts!


Vanessa x



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