ASPPH Member Book Recommendations for Black History Month

ASPPH is committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in everything we do. In honor of Black History Month, our members are sharing  their book recommendations by black authors that acknowledge, honor, and celebrate the impact of black Americans in the United States.

  • All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis co-edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
  • Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • Critical Race Studies in Physical Education by Tara Blackshear
  • Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America by Quincy T. Mills
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom by Jr Douglas W. W. Bristol
  • Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams
  • Lynching and Leisure: Race and the Transformation of Mob Violence in Texas by Terry Anne Scott
  • My Time Will Come by Ian Manuel
  • Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter
  • Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey
  • Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
  • Slay by Brittney Morris
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
  • Stamped by Ibram Kendi
  • The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Memo by Minda Harts
  • The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh
  • The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Until I am Free by Keisha Blain
  • What Happened to You by Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry
  • When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
  • Why Are Health Disparities Everyone’s Problem? by Lisa Cooper
  • Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd
  • Yonder by Jabari Asim