11 Book Recommendations for Black History Month


In celebration of Black History Month, we reached out to two Scouted booksellers for their recommendations on must-read titles by Black authors we should be reading now—and always. Here, Julia McCrea Kudravetz, general manager at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Cat Chapman, bookseller at Oxford Exchange Bookstore in Tampa, Florida, share a variety of titles portraying and celebrating Black figures and exploring the Black experience, from collections of poetry to fascinating nonfiction, thought-provoking fiction, page-turning Y.A., and more. While this list is especially applicable in February, these books promise to inspire, educate, and move readers every month of the year.

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