MSRL: Black History & Literature Basics: Book Recommendations from

Black History & Literature Basics
Book Recommendations from

With the end of summer fast approaching, it's never too late to get young adults interested in history. What's even better is there is a set of books that epitomize and symbolize the Black experience in America and have withstood the test of time over the years. This list should be standard reading for any English Lit or American History course in high school or college.  Amir Shaw from wrote this article, and it’s vital that our children know their history and read the books, that shape parts of our history in America and help frame issues of race and social justice for many. (7/27/2010):
Some books can change your life in a matter of hours. These books take readers on a mesmerizing journey and can create change by sparking personal growth. Here are several books that every black person in America should read before the age of 25. –amir shaw

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