Celebrate Juneteenth with a Good Book

A great way to celebrate Juneteenth is by buying and reading books by African American authors. The following are some of my favorite authors:


🖤Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler
Author of Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and more

🖤Alice Walker

Alice Walker
Author of The Color Purple, Temple of My Familiar, and more

🖤Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston
Author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Barracoon, and more

🖤Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Songs, Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now, and more

🖤Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison
Author of Love, Beloved, The Source of Self-Regard, and more

🖤N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin
Author of the Dreamblood Series, the Broken Earth Series, and more


🖤Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due
Author of My Soul to Keep, The Between, and more


While is it important to read nonfiction books to inform yourself about race and race relations, I believe that it is also important to read a bit of fiction as well. Reading stories in which Black people are allowed to just be…live and love without race as a predominant factor is important to me.

I love reading books by the authors I listed above because they have each created a world where Black people, Black Women in particular, are acknowledged and centered. This is not usually the case with regards to most fictional works; specifically science fiction and fantasy stories.

What are you currently reading?

Who is your favorite author?

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