Nonfiction for Black History Month
A collection of the best nonfiction I've read that features the stories and accomplishments of black people, especially in the US.
My best nonfiction read so far this year, this author won me over with his enthusiasm and ability to share uncertainty in an honest and engaging way.
1 / 11
This was one of the most eye-opening, intellectually engaging books I’ve ever read.
2 / 11
James McGrath Morris
A nuanced, engaging portrayal of an amazing woman!
3 / 11
Brilliant, beautiful, thought-provoking, highly recommended.
4 / 11
I don't read many graphic novels, but I enjoyed the writing, the framing of the tale as a story being told by John Lewis, and the illustrations that perfectly matched the tone of the story.
5 / 11
Well written, moving, and informative, this definitely deserved its National Book Award nomination.
6 / 11
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires
The writing was simple, but I loved the stories and the important but forgotten history they revealed.
7 / 11
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
Wow, this was so good! Engaging, well written, clearly explained, inspiring.
8 / 11
An incredible true adventure told by seamlessly combining personal anecdotes and broader social issues in a fascinating story.
9 / 11
An amazing essay collection, nearly uniformly touching and thought-provoking.
10 / 11
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
A lovely, unique history that highlights the radical, innovative social lives that black women shaped for themselves during the Jim Crow era.
11 / 11