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Fiction Books That You’re Gonna Want to Add To Your Reading List

It’s time to educate and inform. Black Lives Matter.

POSTEDBYHANNAH SMITH

Found yourself glued to your phone this past week? Scrolling through Insta and Twitter trying to read, watch, and digest every bit of content possible surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. I am so glad you’re engaged and you're trying. If your brain is getting a lil’ overwhelmed with digital information and has stopped taking anything in, imma’ suggest you take yourself offline. Social media is not the only outlet, talk to your pals, read books, listen to podcasts.  

Below we have curated a list of fiction books that tackle topics regarding racism, from female relationships, betrayal to brutality. You will get lost in each story and come out on the other side feeling a surge of passion and energy to support the long and overdue Black Lives Matter fight. Then you can head back to your socials and start actively engaging and sharing. 

Before I begin, I just wanna highlight that the list below is in no way exhaustive. It touches on a small fraction of books out there educating, informing, and shaping the world and its readers about race. 

 

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernadine Evaristo

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams

Noughts and Crosses - by Malorie Blackman

The Colour Purple - by Alice Walker

To Kill A Mockingbird - by Harper Lee

The Hate You Give - by Angie Thomas

Small Great Things - by Jodi Picoult 

An American Marriage - by Tayari Jones

Heads Of The Coloured People - by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

White Teeth - by Zadie Smith

Beloved - by Toni Morrison

Such A Fun Age - by Kiley Reid

 

Next up, An Essential List Of Anti-Racism Resources

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