Celebrate Black Voices

June 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Celebrate Black Voices

By Team Fierce Reads
Black voices always matter. Whether it’s Black History Month, the anniversary of a major event, or just another Monday, bringing attention to Black issues and celebrating Black joy is always important. But as Juneteenth approaches, the need to highlight and amplify Black creators and their work becomes even more critical. The pivotal reads listed below call attention to societal challenges and historical events that affect Black people every day. Be sure to add them to your TBR ASAP.

Books about the Tulsa Race Massacre

Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink The Burning by Tim Madigan, adapted by Hilary Beard

Books That Explore Black History and Current Events

The Awakening of Malcolm X by Tiffany D. Jackson and Tiffany D. Jackson All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon Light It Up by Kekla Magoon So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

Romantic Tales

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann The Marvelous by Claire Kann I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

Epic Fantasy

Children of Blood and Bone & Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi A Blade So Black & A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney

Stories in Verse

Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Browne Me (Moth) by Amber McBride


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