In 2018, BookTuber Denise D. Cooper started the #readingblackout challenge by deciding to spend the year exclusively reading Black authors. The hashtag took off and readers use it every February as a way of celebrating Black History Month. If you want to join in but need some TBR inspiration, look no further. We’re highlighting 29 books here (one for every day of the month), but it’s just a small sampling of the great work available. We encourage everyone to read work from Black authors not just this month, but all year long.
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
If you walked out of Marvel’s Black Panther movie craving more of the world of Wakanda, then you’ll want to follow T’Challa’s adventures in this comic series by National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
After taking stock of her toxic relationships with men and her struggle to connect with her mother, Queenie decides to make changes in the hopes of healing past wounds and learning to accept and love herself. Check out our book club kit, which has everything you need for a Queenie meeting!