Stacker has compiled a list of 100 of the best books by Black Americans. The titles presented here are spread out between centuries, genres, subject matter, and themes. To create the list, we referred to major Black-owned platforms such as Shondaland, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Stacker also used social media and Black reading groups such as Women of Color in Romance and popular book platforms such as Book Riot and Goodreads. The list contains historical fiction, mystery, sci-fi, sociology, political commentary, poetry, cookbooks, and many more.100 of the best books by Black Americans –
Black American authors have done integral work illuminating centuries of abuse, enslavement, and discrimination; and they have brought us thousands of rich, contemporary works of romance, comedy, kinship, family, and mystery. From thousands of slave narratives to a bestselling memoir from the first Black first lady of the United States, Black writers help to document a more holistic American experience that represents all of us.