Recommended Reading: African-American Writers
Looking for a thriller you can’t put down or maybe a raunchy, can’t-stop-laughing collection of essays, check out this list of fiction, non-fiction, biographies and poetry by Black writers. Classics more your style? We got you. And lots more.
Racial Justice Titles Recommended by FFL Staff
The Fletcher Free Library exists to help our community learn, listen, share and grow. Those goals are unachievable when valuable lives and voices are silenced by racism. We commit to disrupting structures of oppression, dismantling racism and partnering with organizations working toward this effort.
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- eBooks & eAudiobooks - Fiction
- eBooks & eAudiobooks - Non-Fiction
- eBooks & eAudiobooks - Mystery
- Streaming Video
Agatha Award - honoring traditional mystery
American Library Association Black Caucus - acknowledges outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora
American Library Association Notable Fiction - selected by The Notable Books Council
Anthony Award - voted on by mystery lovers world-wide
Audie Awards - given by the Audio Publishers Association
Bram Stoker Award - named in honor of the author of the seminal horror work, Dracula
Christy Awards - to acknowledge the value and impact of the novel of faith in contemporary culture
Edgar Award - chosen by the Mystery Writers of America
Hugo Award - determined by vote of the World Science Fiction Society membership
Indie Next - recommendations from Indie Booksellers
James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards - recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement
Man Booker Prize - for best novel of the year, by writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK
National Book Award for Fiction - given out by the National Book Foundation for exceptional books written by Americans
Nebula Award - the best Science Fiction and Fantasy works as judged by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Nobel Prize for Literature - awarded annually to an author of any nation (lists titles by this author)
Oprah's Book Club - chosen by Oprah Winfrey
PEN/Faulkner Awards - an award juried by writers for writers
RITA Award - the best novels in romantic fiction
Spur Awards - for distinguished writing about the American West
Stonewall: Barbara Gittings Literature Award - the first and most enduring award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender books