21 Books Every Black Girl Should Read

Whether you’re sitting under the dryer at the hair salon, riding in the car toward your family’s weekend beach trip, or passing time in class after finishing your assignments early, there’s nothing better than delving into a good book — especially a good book filled with vibrant characters and stories of people who look like you.

Not sure where to start? No prob. We’ve created a list of 21 books — in no particular order — every Black girl should read to help get you started.

Read on, girl.

1. Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper

2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

3.  Native Son by Richard Wright

4.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

5. The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake

6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

7. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self  by…

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