A Reading List to Celebrate The Intellectual History of Black Women

It is Black History Month once again and that means that it is time to pay even more attention to the achievements and culture of African Americans. That is why I have presented to all of you, my dear readers, a list of books by Black women. From the first novel recognized to be published by a Black woman on until more recent, I think that the works I have listed here will give anyone who takes the time to read them a glimpse into what life was like at the time for the authors and how they may have had to navigate through life. Additionally, you’ll find a little about why I chose to read these books.

Iola Leroy