Best Books for Black Millennials

Do you want a quick summary of the best books for black millennials? Check out the top 6 books we have selected in this 5-minute read.

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6 Best Books for Black Millennials

1.All About Love: New Visions

By: Bell Hooks

This book is part of a trilogy that focuses on learning and relearning how to interact with others and with ourselves. I hope this book helps you get one step closer to being able to love not only others, but also yourself.

2. Who Fears Death

By: Nnedi Okorafor

This book is a story that turns the pages about a young woman who was born into annihlation, comes to power, and seeks to fight her demons. The book is about genital mutilation, and the power dynamics they support. HBO chose this African fantasy novel.

3. The Sellout

By: Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty’s satirical novel manages to make the reader uncomfortable, laugh and analyze many of the stupid practices of society. The main character is a black farmer from California who grows artisanal weeds, watermelon, and peaches. He eventually end up on trial at the conference to reintroduce segregation. An award-winning book.

4. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

By: Morgan Parker

This collection of poems will evoke emotions of all kinds. Topics include love, hair, and hate. Humor and truth are expressed in language that will allow you to think twice about your thoughts and feelings.

5. Friday Black

By: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

This incredible collection of stories will appeal to any reader through its emotions. Nana does a great job of highlighting the cruelty of racism in today’s culture with fiction that is bleak but brilliantly written. The book has been compared to Black Mirror, so if you like wacky sci-fi with sharp social commentary, this might be the one for you.

6. American Street

By: Ibi Zoboi

This story examines the history of Aitian immigrants in Detroit. The protagonist encounters culture shock, immigration law, loyalty, and love. He tries to maintain his affective habits and understands his struggles in America, his habits, and how his family operates in this strange new world.


Black History Month is over, however that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end. Before you go, enjoy a list that we know black millennials will adore and admire.

The book I will be getting next from this list is, ‘There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce‘.

While this list is not exhaustive, we hope that any of these books will force you to think, laugh, feel, or simply look at the world and yourself in a new light.

In summary, we have selected books that portray the experience of blacks from many angles and often fit our experience.

Before you go, I hope this above article best books for black millennials is helpful and beneficial for you.

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