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This year, celebrate Black History Month by reading books by Black authors, featuring Black characters, or about the historical Black experience. 

*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*
  1. Vulnerable AF,” Tarriona “Tank” Ball
  2. You Got Anything Stronger,” Gabrielle Union
  3. The Personal Librarian,” Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray
  4. The Book of Delights,” Ross Gay
  5. The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less,” Christine Platt
  6. Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl’s Guide to Living Life Unapologetically,” Stephanie Yeboah
  7. Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing,” Jerrelle Guy
  8. Meaty,” Samantha Irby
  9. Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself,” Nedra Glover Tawwab
  10. Just As I Am,” Cicely Tyson
  11. Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?,” Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
  12. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism,” Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
  13. Black Girl in Love (with Herself): A Guide to Self-Love, Healing, and Creating the Life you Truly Deserve,” by Trey Anthony
  14. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” Emmanuel Acho
  15. How to Catch a Queen,” Alyssa Cole
  16. Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams,” Yvonne Orji
  17. Live Free: Exceed Your Highest Expectations,” Devon Franklin
  18. The Quick Fix Kitchen: Easy Recipes and Time-Saving Tips for a Healthier, Stress-Free Life,” Tia Mowry
  19. Will,” Will Smith
  20. Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora,” Bryant Terry
  21. One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race,” Yaba Blay
  22. Crazy Faith: It’s Only Crazy Until It Happens,” Michael Todd
  23. Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power,” Tamara Winfrey Harris
  24. Spiritually Fly: Wisdom, Meditations, and Yoga to Elevate Your Soul,” Faith Hunter
  25. One of the Good Ones,” Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
  26. The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History,” David F. Walker & Marcus Kwame Alexander (Art, Colors, and Letters)
  27. The Prophets,” Robert Jones Jr.
  28. Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” Marlon James