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Book Recommendations for Black History Month from Macmillan

Our colleagues at Macmillan Publishers have curated a new list of must-read books for Black History Month. These books tell the stories of the black experience from a variety of perspectives. Let us know which one is your favorite and why you loved it.


I am Perfectly Designed

Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed


For Black Girls Like Me

Mariama J. Lockington


A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney


A Dream So Dark

L.L. McKinney


The Good Luck Girls

Charlotte Nicole Davis


Black is a Rainbow Color

Angela Joy; illustrated by Ekua Holmes


Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi


Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Tomi Adeyemi


Song Below Water, A

Bethany C. Morrow


Epic Athletes: Serena Williams

Dan Wetzel, Sloane Leong


Epic Athletes: LeBron James

Dan Wetzel, Setor Fiadzigbey


Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

Dan Wetzel, Zeke Peña


Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant

Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez


Serena: The Littlest Sister

Karlin Gray, Monica Ahanonu


Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

Kathleen Cornell Berman, Keith Henry Brown


So Tall Within : Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

Gary D. Schmidt, Daniel Minter


28 Days : Moments in Black History that Changed the World

Charles R. Smith, Jr., Shane W. Evans


We March

Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans


Woke : A Young Poet's Call to Justice

Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrated by), Jason Reynolds (Contributions by)


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto

George M. Johnson


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Echo Brown


If It Makes You Happy

Claire Kann


Let's Talk About Love

Claire Kann


The Sun Does Shine

Anthony Ray Hinton


What Truth Sounds Like

Michael Eric Dyson


When They Call You A Terrorist

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele


Meals, Music, and Muses : Recipes from My African American Kitchen

Alexander Smalls, Veronica Chambers


Black Man in a White Coat

Dr. Damon Tweedy



Raven Leilani


Blacktop Wasteland

S.A. Cosby


Riot Baby

Tochi Onyebuchi



Rita Woods


dayliGht: Poems

Roya Marsh


The Black God's Drums

Djèlí Clark


The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Djèlí Clark


More Myself

Alicia Keys



Michael Eric Dyson


24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Hid

Willie Mays and John Shea


Path Made Clear, The

Oprah Winfrey


Prince: A Private View

Afshin Shahidi


The Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant


Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story

Talib Kweli


So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know


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