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Authentic Voices: Black Author Digital Reading List

Authentic Voices: Black Author Digital Reading List

Posted June 09, 2020


As the information center of the community, the East Brunswick Public Library strives to promote literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom.
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As the information center of the community, the East Brunswick Public Library strives to promote literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom.

We provide resources for everyone, and strive to include many authentic voices that represent our diverse society and the world.

The following titles are written by people of color. We can all learn from their stories in their own voices.

All are available on Hoopla Digital or eLibraryNJ using your EBPL (or LMxAC) library card. For direct download links, visit the link in our bio.

If you want custom recommendations for books on these and other topics for any age, place your request at www.ebpl.org/matchbook.

We also have further anti-racist resources for all ages here.


ADULTS

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (eLibraryNJ: eBook) - releases 8/4/2020
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Given by Nandi Taylor (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Hood Feminism: notes from the women that a movement forgot by Mikki Kendall (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Hoopla: eAudiobook) (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Street by Ann Petry (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (eLibraryNJ: eBook) - releases 9/15/2020
Want more recommendations? Check out the library blog.

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PICTURE BOOK for Kids of All Ages
Prefer reading in print before we re-open or want to purchase these books now? Consider purchasing from a Black-owned bookstore.