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Busey Book Club

Through novels, essays, poems and other forms of literature, the contributions of Black authors have sparked meaningful conversations and inspired countless people across the globe. To honor Black history, we’re highlighting a few of these works written by Black authors for readers of all ages.
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Adult Book List

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
Elaine Brown

Black Bottom Saints
Alice Randall

Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation
John Lewis

Invisible May
Ralph Ellison

It Was All a Dream Reniqua Allen

Octavia E. Butler

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth
Wade Hudson

The Vanishing Half:
A Novel
Brit Bennett

Their Eyes Were Watching God:
A Novel
Zora Neale Hurston

Martha S. Jones

Children's Book List

Flying Free
Karyn Parsons

Amina Luqman-Dawson

Loretta Little Looks Back
Andrea Davis Pinkney

Saving the Day
Karyn Parsons

Simon B. Rhymin' Dwayne Reed

The Me I Choose to Be
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

The Proudest Blue
Ibtihaj Muhammad