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Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Books By African-American Authors Everyone Should Read


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of 2020, but I'm doing something completely different again this week.  I'm featuring Classic Books By African-American Authors Everyone Should Read.  Given everything that's been going on around the world and in our own backyards, I thought I could try to spread some positivity - it's the least I can do to be a good ally to try to amplify voices that should be heard.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


Ain't I A Woman by bell hooks


Beloved by Toni Morrison


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs


Kindred by Octavia E. Butler


The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass


Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) by Octavia E. Butler


Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches by Audre Lorde


Sula by Toni Morrison


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


Topdog/ Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks


Have you read any of these classics?  What are some of your favorites?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

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  1. Great list - and very timely - love Toni Morrison!

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  2. This is an excellent list. Beloved is an especially good read.

    My TTT .

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    1. It's well worth the time. Thanks for sharing, Lydia.

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  3. I love this list! I can't believe I still haven't read Beloved, I must remedy that ASAP😁

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  4. You have a wonderful list here.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  5. great list and thanks for the introduction to some new to me authors
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks seems interesting...

    Here's my TTT list.

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    1. It's a play - I'd love to see it performed live someday. :)

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  7. Great list! Kindred and Sister Outsider have both been on my TBR for far too long. I read Lorde's The Black Unicorn earlier this year and it was brilliant, so I'd like to read a lot more of her work.

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    1. I'm going to have to read The Black Unicorn myself.

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  8. Pretty much anything by Octavia Butler is just great. Fledgling is the one that really sticks in my mind, though!

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  9. Really great list! I just finally read Their Eyes Were WAtching God last year, and really want to read more of her work. I love Octavia Butler! Kindred is amazing, and the Parable of the Sower books have haunted me for years.

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    1. They are brilliant. Thanks for coming over, Lisa.

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