Top 10 African-American Books of 2018 by Jellisa Wen

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#1 Becoming by Michelle Obama

I get to see inside the beautiful life of Michelle Obama from her point of view in her new memoir. This is better than sipping on strawberry champagne in the Bahamas!


#2 The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

When someone makes you laugh and read books has got to be the best combination of brilliance!


#3 Fly Bird Sing by Megan Hatfield

I found this gem snooping around the Internet. This looks like it’s going to be good!!!


#4 An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club 2018 Selection) by Tayari

Love is sometimes painful and can never be shoved inside of a narrow-minded box. That’s what I’m getting from this fiery struggle of love depicting novel.


#5 Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile

If the book is anything like the show, I’m going to need my coffee and snickerdoodles now!


#6 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

This book gives me the chills. I couldn’t have ever imagined something so powerful as a white man willingly wishing to experience the hardships of being black until now.


#7 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This book is bringing me to life with its profound experiences of the youth through deep and meaningful poetry.


#8 Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Even though I can’t play tennis, the book cover makes me want to get up and at least run around a court for a couple of hours.


#9 Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Car

Say no more! Any book about Beyoncé, I’m going to read!


#10 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History by Jeff

One thing I’ve realized in my daily readings is learning about African-American history is worth every word!



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