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Top 10 100 Must-Read African-American Books

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#1 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
#2 Roots
#3 The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
#4 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
#5 Native Son
#6 Waiting to Exhale
#7 The Bluest Eye
#8 The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave
#9 The Coldest Winter Ever
#10 Beloved, by Toni Morrison
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100 Must-Read African-American Books

RankItems
#1 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
#2 Roots
#3 The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
#4 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
#5 Native Son
#6 Waiting to Exhale
#7 The Bluest Eye
#8 The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave
#9 The Coldest Winter Ever
#10 Beloved, by Toni Morrison
#11 Their Eyes Were Watching God
#12 THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois
#13 Soul on Ice
#14 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
#15 Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
#16 Invisible Man
#17 Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
#18 The Women of Brewster Place (Novel)
#19 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
#20 Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama)
#21 My American Journey
#22 Black Boy
#23 Kindred (Octavia Butler)
#24 Song of Solomon
#25 Sula
#26 Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine
#27 Jubilee
#28 Devil in a Blue Dress
#29 Black Power
#30 Race Matters
#31 What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
#32 The Fire Next Time
#33 The Color of Water
#34 Paradise
#35 Another Country
#36 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Ntozake Shange)
#37 One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
#38 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir
#39 Makes Me Wanna Holler
#40 I Put a Spell on You
#41 The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
#42 Holler If You Hear Me
#43 Assata
#44 For Colored Boys
#45 The Living Is Easy
#46 Brothers and Keepers
#47 Colored People: A Memoir
#48 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
#49 The Street
#50 The Ways of White Folks
#51 Tar Baby
#52 Cane
#53 Things Fall Apart
#54 Iced
#55 The Blacker the Berry (Wallace Thurman)
#56 Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
#57 The Wretched of the Earth
#58 Annie Allen
#59 Thirty Years as a Slave and Four Years in the White House
#60 Red River
#61 Manchild in the Promised Land
#62 Let Me Live
#63 No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
#64 Possessing the Secret of Joy
#65 One Way to Heaven (Countee Cullen)
#66 Uncle Tom’s Children
#67 Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
#68 Push by Saphire
#69 The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
#70 Parable of the Talents
#71 The Warmth of Other Suns
#72 Not Without Laughter
#73 B-Boy Blues
#74 The New Negro
#75 Plum Bun
#76 Black Thunder
#77 Corregidora
#78 The Other Side of Paradise
#79 The Intuitionist
#80 One More River to Cross
#81 Passing
#82 Salvage the Bones
#83 Clotel
#84 The Bondwoman’S Narrative
#85 Home to Harlem
#86 Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
#87 I, Tina
#88 The Pittsburgh Cycle
#89 Maude Martha
#90 Down These Mean Streets
#91 Crusade for Justice
#92 The Motion of Light in Water
#93 A Small Place
#94 Man in the Middle
#95 Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
#96 Showing My Color
#97 Decoded (Jay-Z and Dream Hampton)
#98 The White Boy Shuffle
#99 Our Nig
#100 The Known World