Internet Resources

  • African-American Literature Book Club - Website dedicated to books by or about African-Americans. Contains author profiles, books reviews, online discussion boards and much more.
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards - These annual awards recognize outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors for adult audiences.
  • QBR the Black Book Review Online - "The first book review exclusively dedicated to books about the Africana experience." Find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, health and lifestyle management titles.
  • Thumper's Corner - "Home of the Coffee Will Make You Black Reading Group"
  • African-American Author Listing from - "From Achebe to Zora here you'll learn more about African-American authors, read or hear excerpts of their work, see their photograph and purchase their book."
  • NoveList - NoveList will allow you to search by the author's cultural identity. To do so, select Advanced Search from the homepage. Then select the Reading and/or Grade Level from the limiter options. Next select "African-American" from the Author's Cultural Identity limiter. Click Search. NoveList is also a great place to find read-alikes for these popular authors.

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