Black History Month: Literature by African American Writers

February is Black History Month, and that means we at the Library are celebrating the extensive collection of literature written by African American authors all month long. Whether you prefer novels chronicling the Black freedom struggle or works of poetry about African American culture, the Library has all that and much more. Kick your month off with these recently published works, or explore the rest of the Library’s collection of African American literature.

Perhaps you’re looking for modern novels on family and culture:

If you prefer essays or poetry, don’t miss these:

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget African American historical fiction:

Want to recommend a favorite of yours? Let us know on Twitter at @doe_lit!