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Must-Read Books by Black Authors

Description: A list of must-read books by Black authors from any era. LibraryThing List of the Month February 2021.

Members: 77 participating members (show all)

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1
6,643 members, 299 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: steller0707 (1), yorgos_str (1), cwittig (1), souloftherose (1), MommaVee (1), charl08 (1), dianeham (1), elkiedee (1), smcwl (1), Evolved (1), lisadyson (1)6 more, kbuxton (1), MelissaEHoyt (1), cbl_tn (2), ridwanope (3), hipdeep (3), krazy4katz (3)

Score: 64.48

2
16,829 members, 316 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: LFUMC (1), arjun_ullas (1), elahrairah (1), hipdeep (1), ridwanope (2), steller0707 (2), yorgos_str (2), cwittig (2), dianeham (2), rosalita (2), katemcangus (2)4 more, smcwl (3), lisadyson (3), R3dH00d (3), kidzdoc (9)

Score: 50.97

3
6,302 members, 329 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ridwanope (1), waitingtoderail (1), kristilabrie (1), sturlington (2), LFUMC (2), smcwl (2), lisadyson (2), R3dH00d (2), steller0707 (3), yorgos_str (3), tdswjs (3)1 more, rosalita (3)

Score: 40.98

4
20,256 members, 379 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), elahrairah (2), susanbooks (2), SqueakyChu (2), kbuxton (2), LFUMC (3), cwittig (3), kidzdoc (7)

Score: 25.99

5
3,907 members, 108 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (1), laruebk (1), MommaVee (2), krazy4katz (2), kidzdoc (2), TribalRaine (3), rosalita (4)

Thumbs down: mrswebster

Score: 21.96

6
18,169 members, 395 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: eronn (1), cbl_tn (1), mrswebster (1), arjun_ullas (2), elahrairah (3), linda.newman (6)

Score: 20.96

7
6,172 members, 182 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), TribalRaine (2), timspalding (2), dianeham (3), elkiedee (3), anglemark (3)

Score: 19.21

8
7,977 members, 113 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: al.vick (1), TribalRaine (1), timspalding (1), jveezer (2), CharlesTheB (3)

Score: 18.4

9
6,023 members, 82 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: lowelibrary (1), fionaanne (1), joyfulmimi (2), arjun_ullas (3), MommaVee (3)

Score: 17.44

10
4,414 members, 100 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: MaryJoKennedy (1), SqueakyChu (1), kidzdoc (1), ablachly (2)

Score: 15.36

11
12,839 members, 201 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: al.vick (2), terriks (2), lowelibrary (3), kristilabrie (4)

Score: 12.6

12
14,459 members, 184 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (2), mattries37315 (2), timspalding (3), kidzdoc (6)

Score: 12.32

13
647 members, 44 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: MaryJoKennedy (2), charl08 (2), elkiedee (2), kidzdoc (11)

Score: 12.29

14
3,452 members, 219 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: Cameron_McKinley (1), RickSommer (1), rosalita (1)

Score: 12

15
4,296 members, 238 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), linda.newman (1), kbuxton (3)

Score: 11.04

16
4,191 members, 162 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: bostonian71 (1), Euryale (1), MaryJoKennedy (3)

Score: 11.04

17
11,666 members, 206 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: mthespinner (1), eronn (2), SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 10.4

18
5,739 members, 294 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ZiaTroyano (1), souloftherose (2), ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 10.4

19
17,537 members, 310 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: terriks (1), al.vick (3), joyfulmimi (3)

Score: 10.08

20
6,308 members, 299 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: Cameron_McKinley (2), allyrod113 (3), linda.newman (4)

Score: 9.23

21
900 members, 13 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (1), tdswjs (1)

Score: 8

22
7,011 members, 87 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: katemcangus (1), CharlesTheB (2)

Score: 7.36

23
2,320 members, 90 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (1), mrswebster (3)

Score: 7.04

24
2,116 members, 72 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: jillmwo (1), charl08 (3)

Score: 7.04

26
1,117 members, 31 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (1), cbl_tn (3)

Score: 7.04

27
1,056 members, 38 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Euryale (3)

Score: 7.04

28
2,775 members, 76 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: GailNyoka (1), linda.newman (5)

Score: 6.68

29
3,766 members, 137 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ZiaTroyano (2), teresakayep (4)

Score: 6.19

30
4,493 members, 310 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: megbmore (3), linda.newman (3)

Score: 6.08

31
4,966 members, 103 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: laruebk (2), kidzdoc (8)

Score: 5.74

32
12,752 members, 229 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: allyrod113 (2), kidzdoc (10)

Score: 5.61

33
9,622 members, 109 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: megbmore (1)

Score: 4

34
8,533 members, 109 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: allyrod113 (1)

Score: 4

35
4,469 members, 61 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: susanbooks (1)

Score: 4

36
2,809 members, 80 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1)

Score: 4

37
2,005 members, 99 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (1)

Score: 4

38
1,723 members, 98 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

39
1,597 members, 60 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: southernbooklady (1)

Score: 4

40
1,029 members, 44 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

41
947 members, 26 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: teresakayep (1)

Score: 4

42
877 members, 51 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1)

Score: 4

43
639 members, 30 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: rarm (1)

Score: 4

44
612 members, 5 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: jveezer (1)

Score: 4

45
611 members, 22 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: R3dH00d (1)

Score: 4

46
489 members, 13 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: aspirit (1)

Score: 4

47
430 members, 18 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: benfulton (1)

Score: 4

51
150 members, 14 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: rb2040 (1)

Score: 4

52
91 members, 0 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: joyfulmimi (1)

Score: 4

53
20 members, 0 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (1)

Score: 4

54
7 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: books6548 (1)

Score: 4

55
7,156 members, 400 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (2)

Score: 3.36

56
2,708 members, 117 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: tdswjs (2)

Score: 3.36

57
2,371 members, 98 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2)

Score: 3.36

58
1,324 members, 70 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (2)

Score: 3.36

59
1,219 members, 41 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (2)

Score: 3.36

60
961 members, 63 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2)

Score: 3.36

61
792 members, 61 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: mrswebster (2)

Score: 3.36

62
597 members, 27 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (2)

Score: 3.36

63
497 members, 19 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

Score: 3.36

65
385 members, 15 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: tardis (2)

Score: 3.36

68
218 members, 9 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: BLBera (2)

Score: 3.36

69
193 members, 11 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: megbmore (2)

Score: 3.36

70
73 members, 1 review
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: lowelibrary (2)

Score: 3.36

71
64 members, 0 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (2)

Score: 3.36

72
55 members, 3 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (2)

Score: 3.36

73
40 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

vwinsloe (2): Not all of these essays will hit the mark. But a few will remain in your memory forever.

74
6,430 members, 274 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3)

Score: 3.04

75
3,337 members, 71 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (3)

Score: 3.04

76
2,478 members, 117 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: ablachly (3)

Score: 3.04

77
1,763 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: tardis (3)

Score: 3.04

78
1,257 members, 8 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: terriks (3)

Score: 3.04

79
907 members, 39 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: teresakayep (3)

Score: 3.04

81
892 members, 50 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (3)

Score: 3.04

82
834 members, 40 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (3)

Score: 3.04

83
156 members, 8 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (3)

Score: 3.04

84
124 members, 1 review
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: Crypto-Willobie (3)

Score: 3.04

86
88 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: waitingtoderail (3)

Score: 3.04

87
71 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: susanbooks (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

susanbooks (3): Some of the best contemporary poetry you'll read and some stunning contributions to Black Lives Matter literature

88
2,864 members, 108 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (4)

Score: 2.83

89
810 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (5)

Score: 2.68

90
1,516 members, 15 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (7)

Score: 2.46

91
3,135 members, 235 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: linda.newman (8)

Score: 2.38

92
46 members, 1 review
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (12)

Score: 2.15

93
409 members, 25 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (13)

Score: 2.11

94
199 members, 5 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (14)

Score: 2.07

95
82 members, 15 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (15)

Score: 2.03

96
136 members, 0 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (16)

Score: 2

97
31 members, 2 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (17)

Score: 1.97

98
23 members, 0 reviews
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (18)

Score: 1.94

99
3,177 members, 179 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (19)

Score: 1.92

100
76 members, 3 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (20)

Score: 1.89

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About this list

Started by: megbmore (February 2021)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 3 books

Related tags

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