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1 - The Water Dancer (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

Ta-Nehisi Coates - Random House Audio

Number one New York Times best sellerOprahs Book Club PickFrom the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom."This potent book about Americas most disgraceful...
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2 - The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead - Doubleday

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced...
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3 - Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir

Daniel R. Day - Random House

"Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn't just about fashion. It's about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud." - Ava Duvernay, director of Selma,...
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4 - 1919

Eve L. Ewing - Haymarket Books

"The Zora Neale Hurston of her generation." -- Studio 360"A truly rare cultural phenomenon: an artist who not only holds up a mirror to society, but makes herself a catalyst to change it." -- Chicago TribuneThe Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots...
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5 - Hollywood Black

Donald Bogle - Running Press Adult

The films, the stars, the filmmakers-all get their due in Hollywood Black, a sweeping overview of blacks in film from the silent era through Black Panther, with striking photos and an engrossing history by award-winning author Donald Bogle.The story opens in the silent film era,...
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6 - They come in all colors : a novel

Malcolm Hansen - Atria Books

"The Secret Life of Bees meets Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle in this bold debut novel, set between the deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early 70s, following a biracial teenage boy whose new life in a big city is disrupted by childhood memories of the summer...
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7 - An American Marriage: A Novel

Tayari Jones - Algonquin Books

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION "Haunting . . . Beautifully written." --The New York Times Book Review "Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable." --USA Today "A tense and timely love story...
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8 - The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C. Stewart - Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro -- the creative African Americans whose art, literature,...
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9 - Grace


For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she must leave behind her beloved...
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10 - Another Brooklyn: A Novel

Jacqueline Woodson - Amistad Press

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where...
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