Happy March! We are beginning this month with our own MADNESS, for books, that is. For readers of African Diaspora literature, we are off and running with a myriad of amazing book releases thus far.
In honor of Women’s History Month. I have selected a few books written or edited by black women that were released between January 1st through the publishing of this post.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan & Asha Bandele.
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins.
We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories (Art of the Story) Stephanie Powell Watts
Where The Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
Mouths Don’t Speak – Katia D. Ulysse.
The Darkest Child – Delores Phillips
The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
All The Women In My Family Sing – Edited by Deborah Santana
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Eloquent Rage – A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
Halsey Street – Naima Coster
Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross- Smith
Happiness by Aminatta Forna
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Feel Free – Zadie Smith
Black Girls Rock – Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth – Edited by Beverly Bond
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson (Author), Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
Eighteen great selections! You can select books to build your personal reading list or for your upcoming book club selection.