Black History Month 2022: A Reading List

We bring to you a recommendation list of essential reads that trace the interventions and intertwining of Black lives and communities in poetry, literature, music, politics, and the academy.

Title Author Source Genre/Format
All About Love: New Visions bell hooks https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1021178827 Non-fiction
Beloved Toni Morrison https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/70823318 Novel / Fiction
Black and Blur Fred Moten https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/982502669 Non-fiction
Collected Poems Robert Hayden. Edited by Rampersad and Glaysher https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/34188239 Poetry
Guidebook to Relative Strangers: A Journey into Race, Motherhood, and History Camille Dungy https://wwnorton.com/books/Guidebook-to-Relative-Strangers Memoir/Essays
In the Wake: On Blackness and Being Christina Sharpe https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/940520601 Non-fiction/Afropessimism
Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler Thylias Moss https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/7374781280 Poetry
Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems Yusef Komunyakaa https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/869281841 Poetry
Redlining Culture: A Data History of Racial Inequality and Postwar Fiction Richard Jean So https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1158506674 Non-fiction
Your Silence Will Not Protect You Audre Lorde https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1006460992 Non-fiction
The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening Jennifer Lynn Stoever https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/959980189 Non-fiction
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/933420484 Fiction
Time's Unfading Garden: Anne Spencer's Life and Poetry Spencer and J. Lee Greene https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/2912188 Poetry
Trophic Cascade Camille Dungy https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/962303904 Poetry
Women, Race and Class Angela Davis https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/8907158 Non-fiction
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