7 Black History Books Celebrating Black Excellence

Black history, as we know, is being made every day. As we reach watershed moments in modern history, it becomes even more important to tell first-hand stories from Black voices from all backgrounds. 


With this in mind, we present you with this list of 7 authentic stories told by Black authors. Some voices speak to motherhood — others recount tales from the past. 


If you haven't already, be sure to add these books to your reading list. 

The Boyfriend Book by Just Mike the Poet

Just Mike sat down with 300 women to have a chat about their love experiences. After with him, 299 of them decided they never wanted a boyfriend again. 

Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America 

Karen Arrington, Miss Black USA Pageant founder is here to help you get the life you deserve.

Raising Confident Black Kids

 As a mother, how do you prepare your Black child for the realities of life? This book has a few ideas & presents the solutions in real-life ways.

Oh Sis, You're Pregnant? The Ultimate Guide to Black Pregnancy & Motherhood 

Think of Oh Sis,You're Pregnant? as the What To Expect When You're Expecting for Black mothers. 

Notoriously Dapper by Kelvin Davis

Everything from proper dating etiquette to suit fitting is covered in this essential tome, making a great gift for the "Notoriously Dapper" gentleman in your life.

The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking…

Tired of all the same stories about all the same people? This book is here to help! 

Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche by Serge Bilé

In this book, you'll learn the story of Joseph Laroche, his part in Haiti's history, how he ended up on that last ship of glam travel

its time to clear up some space on your bookshelves and make space to make it blacker!