Black History Month 2022 | Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

We’re honored to share this list of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs intentionally created by Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan and Wishing Tree Bookstore. We hope you find opportunities for new understanding and growth through these excellent reads.

“Reading is the gateway to imagination. Seeing yourself in the character’s shoes allows us to flex those empathy and compassion muscles we all have.” – Kiantha Duncan, Spokane NAACP President

Adult Fiction

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Book | Audiobook

Adult Memoir

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America by Keisha Blain


Read Until you Understand : The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin


Adult Nonfiction

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin DiAngelo


Run (Book One) by John Lewis


Carry On : Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis


The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones (Creator), The New York Times Magazine (Creator), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)

Book | Audiobook | eBook

The March Series (click the images to access links)

Article Source: Spokane Public Library