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Adult Nonfiction by Black Authors

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

by Jen Moyers (@jen.loves.books)

We at the Unabridged Podcast stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. There are SO many books that we love by Black authors, and we look forward to lifting up those amazing books. We are continuing our celebration by focusing on adult nonfiction by Black authors. There's true variety here. I've included essay collections, memoirs, and multi-genre pieces. Some of these works are explicitly about race in the United States, while others are about the refugee experience or politics or feminism. I had the chance to teach Wes Moore's memoir . . . and I wish I were still in the classroom to teach Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped.

One of my goals here was not to repeat books I've already recommended in other Bookish Faves, so I'm going to refer you to these other posts for additional recommendations: "Memoirs on Audio Read by the Author," "More than Just the Facts: Favorite Nonfiction," and "Celebrity Memoirs."


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