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Black History Month 2022 | Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

We’re honored to share this list of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs intentionally created by Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan and Wishing Tree Bookstore. We hope you find opportunities for new understanding and growth through these excellent reads.

“Reading is the gateway to imagination. Seeing yourself in the character’s shoes allows us to flex those empathy and compassion muscles we all have.” – Kiantha Duncan, Spokane NAACP President

Adult Fiction

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Book | Audiobook | eBook

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Book | Audiobook | eBook

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Book | Audiobook

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Book | Audiobook | eBook

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Book | eBook

Adult Memoir

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America by Keisha Blain

Book

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Book | eBook

Read Until you Understand : The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Book

Adult Nonfiction

Black Futures by Kimberly Drew

Book | eBook

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin DiAngelo

Book

Run (Book One) by John Lewis

Book

Carry On : Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis

Book

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones (Creator), The New York Times Magazine (Creator), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)

Book | Audiobook | eBook

The March Series (click the images to access links)

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