15 Books Every Black Woman Should Read

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  • Elevate Your Mind!
  • The Color Purple
  • Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
  • Kindred
  • for colored girls
  • When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women
  • Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery
  • Daughter: A Novel
  • Breath, Eyes, Memory
  • The Joys of Motherhood
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Their Eyes Are Watching God
  • Bitch is the New Black: A Memoir
  • A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life

Elevate Your Mind!

When’s the last time you got lost in a really good book? Thanks to a fast-paced world of iPhones, Facebook and online news, it may have been a minute. But no worries: delve into these 15 books from our past and present are by and for Black women. They will inspire, empower and educate you. By Kellee Terrell (@kelleent

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