5 Books by Black Female Authors Everyone Should Read

5 Books by Black Female Authors Everyone Should Read

The words “Black Lives Matter” has been heard everywhere after the murder of George Floyd. Whether you’ve been protesting, praying, donating money, or all of the above, we commend you on your efforts and open hearts. Black lives have always mattered but the words mean so much more now because… well, enough is enough. The time for change is now.

Aside from the peaceful protesting and donating money, there are many more ways we can and should support our black community. One way is to support black talent, black-owned businesses, black professionals, and black authors. After all, why the hell shouldn’t we?

Here is a list of five of our favorite books written by talented black female authors. These are books we highly recommend and are perfect for a Sunday afternoon read! Be sure to share this list with your friends and use #DetroitMommies in your social posts.

5 Books by Black Female Authors Everyone Should Read

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

When First Lady, Michelle Obama, releases a book, we pay attention and read it! Her memoir Becoming invites you to her life experiences both inside and outside of the White House and we love every minute of it!

‘The Wedding Date’ by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date is a romantic comedy that tells an adorable and funny story of Alexa Monroe and Drew Nichols, two people trapped in an elevator who agree to be each other’s wedding dates. The main character isn’t a perfect, well-mannered, quiet woman… She’s a curvy Black woman and Chief of Staff to the mayor who knows a few things and we are loving her!!! Get ready to fall in love with Alexa and laugh!

The Hate U Give‘ by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is a heartbreaking, powerful, lesson-learning narrative you must read. Good for teens and family bonding via book discussions too. The story is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old black girl. Race issues, race theories, and dealings with hate and racial profiling are all displayed in this book. If you’re a parent of any race, you’ll tear up and want to immediately be a part of the change after reading this book.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star is a Sunday afternoon must-read. This best-selling novel is a story about two lovers, Natasha and Daniel, who meet and fall in love just 48 hours before Natasha’s family is deported to Jamaica.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is one of our absolute favorites. She’s a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize–winning author of 11 novels. She’s also a professor emeritus of literature at Princeton University, so there’s no argument when it comes to her talent. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, a black girl who has a strong desire for blue eyes as it obstructs her ability to see her own beauty. Parental caution: You’ll need tissues for this one.

There you have it! Our five current favorite books by black female authors. Do you have a favorite that is not on this list? Please share it with us!

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Owner & Senior Editor of Detroit Mommies, Shannon has 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space specializing in the subjects of fashion, beauty, travel & parenting. She obtained Detroit Mommies in 2017 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing her reviews, parenting advice, and offering local Michigan event announcements ever since. Shannon is also the Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms now As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of the beauty brand Glameselle, and has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and featured on numerous print and television media outlets both locally and nationally.

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