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Black Voices in Speculative Short Fiction: The Rise of FIYAH

FIYAH magazine is a leading force in upending the racial status quo in publishing. Here's how it got started and how it's done so far.

Black Girls of YA Historical Fiction

These YA historical fictions show how Black girls have been smart and brave since there have been Black girls on this planet.

Celebrate Black Literary Luminaries With These Fun Finds

Wear a sweatshirt featuring the best of Black YA authors, keep your place with a Toni Morrison bookmark, and more Black literary luminary finds.

Books about Juneteenth

From picture books to adult novels, memoirs, and histories, a list of books to learn more about the celebration of Juneteenth.

8 Books About the History of Eugenics in the United States

Responses to COVID-19 have made obvious the eugenicist logic that still influences U.S. medical and political policy, and books like Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts provide vital background.

The Book That Inspired the Harlem Renaissance

Many credit a particular book with ushering in the Harlem Renaissance, especially as it related to literature. That book: Cane by Jean Toomer.

15 New-ish Black History Books for Kids

These beautifully illustrated Black history books for kids about (mostly) lesser known Black historical figures will educate and inspire you.

12 Essential Books About Black Identity and History

Featuring discussions of feminism, misogynoir, Afro-nostalgia, and more, these books on Black identity and history are essential reads, including Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication by Dr. Sheena C. Howard.

15 Nonfiction Black History Books to Read This Month

A list of nonfiction Black history books you can read this month to learn more about the history of racism and being Black in the U.S.

8 Own Voices Children’s Books About Black History

If you're looking for ways to educate the kids about Black history, pick up these own voices children's books about Black history.