Book Paradise

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Arc & Hue, Tara Betts

Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay

Bayou Volume 1 & 2, Jeremy Love

Between the World and Me, Ta-nehisi Coates

Black Cool, Rebecca Walker

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, Lucille Clifton

Bloodchild and Other Stories, Octavia E. Butler

Bronx Masquerade, Nikki Grimes

Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith

Fingering the Keys, Reuben Jackson

Fledgling, Octavia Butler

47, Walter Mosley

Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney

Honest Engine, Kyle Dargan

Honey, I Love and Other Poems, Eloise Greenfield

Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Camille Rankine

Kindred, Octavia Butler

Light Boxes, Shane Jones

Lighthead, Terrance Hayes

Locomotion, Jacqueline Woodson

Long Division, Kiese Laymon

Love that Dog, Sharon Creech

M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, A. Van Jordan

Maud Martha, Gwendolyn Brooks

Pym, Mat Johnson

Recyclopedia, Harryette Mullen

Same Difference, Derek Kirk Kim

Scaredy Kate, Jacob Grant

She, Saul Williams

Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones

Slapboxing with Jesus, Victor LaValle

Sula, Toni Morrison

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka

The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez

The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

The House you Pass on the Way, Jacqueline Woodson

The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa

The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang

The Lonely Book, Kate Bernheimer

The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan

The Night Bookmobile, Audrey Niffenegger

The Notebooks of Melanin Sun, Jacqueline Woodson

The People of Paper, Salvador Plascentia

The Selected Poems,1968-1995, Nikki Giovanni

The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson

Their Eyes are Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

32 Candles, Ernessa T. Carter

This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz

We the Animals, Justin Torres

Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Wisdom Teeth, Derrick W. Brown

*This list will grow until it reaches 100*


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