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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Simmons chapter.

Too often, black women doen’t get the credit that they deserve in the literary world. Here is a list of some amazing black authors to read for Black History Month! 

  1. Nella Larsen: Passing 
  2. Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in The Sun
  3. Zora Neale Hurston: How it Feels to be Colored Me, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  4. Alice Walker: Everyday Use, The Color Purple
  5. Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye 
  6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All be Feminists
  7. Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in The Life of a Slave Girl
  8. Maya Angelou: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
  9. Tayari Jones: An American Marriage
  10. Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give

Happy reading!

Sara Getman

Simmons '22

Sara is a current Undergraduate student at Simmons University, majoring in English and double minoring in Journalism and Political Science. She was the head editor and political writer at her high school newspaper and dreams of being a journalist some day. She is a junior editor for her Her Campus chapter and a radio host for Simmons The Shark radio. She's a musician, cat lover, artist, writer and obsessed with reading (especially Cassandra Clare.)
Julia Hansen is a senior at Simmons studying PR/Marketing Communications and English with minors in cinema, media arts, and graphic design. When not writing for Her Campus, she can be found reading every book she can find, retweeting photos of dogs and binge-watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix. Find her on IG @juliarosehansen