Book Recommendations for Winter Break

December 8th 2016

Congratulations on the end of another semester!
Since winter break is coming soon, we wanted to give you a list of recommended African American literature to read during your time away from classes. Here are popular works from various genres:

Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire by Shane White

Historical Fiction
The underground railroad by Colson Whitehead 

Collection of Short Stories
What is not yours is not yours : stories by Helen Oyeyemi

You can't touch my hair and other things I still have to explain by Phoebe Robinson

Catalog of unabashed gratitude by Ross Gay

African American Classic
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison 

The voting rights war : the NAACP and the ongoing struggle for justice by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall 

The light of the world : a memoir by Elizabeth Alexander

Midnight : a gangster love story by Sister Souljah

Graphic Novel
March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

African American Classic
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison

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