We’re committed to using our platforms to lift up Black creators now and always, and in celebration of Black History Month, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite books by Black authors we love. As we continue to listen, learn, and lift up Black voices, we hope you enjoy reading these amazing books!
Can’t-Miss Books to Read for Black History Month
Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi
An elite female fighter must reenter the competition to protect her found family of younger sisters in this scintillating young adult fantasy inspired by West African culture, perfect for fans of The Gilded Ones and Creed. Start reading for free with this extended excerpt!
16 & Pregnant by LaLa Thomas
The bond between two best friends is put to the test when one of them gets pregnant in this contemporary teen novel inspired by MTV’s iconic reality show.
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury
The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years apart. Start reading for free with this extended excerpt!
The Jump by Brittney Morris
From the acclaimed author of SLAY and The Cost of Knowing comes an action-driven, high-octane novel about a group of working-class teens in Seattle who join a dangerous scavenger hunt with a prize that can save their families and community.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. Now out in paperback, with new bonus content! Once you’ve read Legendborn, be sure to pick up the sequel, Bloodmarked, to find out what’s next for Bree!
Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse
This lilting and riveting young adult debut novel about three teens entangled by secret love, open hatred, and the invisible societal constraints wrapped around people both Black and white is perfect for readers of All American Boys and The Hate U Give.
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him. After you’ve read Blood Like Magic, be sure to add the upcoming spellbinding sequel, Blood Like Fate, to your TBR too!