10 Anticipated Books By Black Writers You Need to Read in 2021 by 30Seconds Mom

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10 Anticipated Books By Black Writers You Need to Read in 2021

Add one of these much-anticipated books by black writers to your 2021 reading list. Who is your favorite black author or favorite book? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour (Released January 25, 2021)
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour (Released January 25, 2021) $18
Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of America’s workforce; it is a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite (Released January 5, 2021)
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite (Released January 5, 2021) $17
A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally, from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of "Dear Haiti, Love Alaine."
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Released January 12, 2021)
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Released January 12, 2021) $16
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights 17 years before the events of "The Hate U Give" in this searing and poignant exploration of black boyhood and manhood.
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman (Released February 9, 2021)
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman (Released February 9, 2021) $18
This high-concept novel from the National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of the "Arc of a Scythe" series tackles the most urgent themes of our time, making this a must-buy for readers who are starting to ask big questions about their own role in the universe.
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Released February 9, 2021)
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Released February 9, 2021) $17
The start of a bold and immersive fantasy series for fans of "Children of Blood and Bone" and "Black Panther. "
The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson (Released February 2, 2021)
The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson (Released February 2, 2021) $28
Powerful and revealing, "The Kindest Lie" captures the heartbreaking divide between black and white communities and offers both an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream.
The Marriage Pass by Briana Cole (Released February 23, 2021)
The Marriage Pass by Briana Cole (Released February 23, 2021) $13
In a smart, sexy spin-off from her "Unconditional" series, Briana Cole continues to explore unconventional relationships and question all assumptions about love, lust and monogamy in this tantalizing drama that takes the "what if" of a free pass to a whole new level.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Released February 23, 2021)
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Released February 23, 2021) $17
“Honey Girl is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut and I loved every moment of it.” — Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of "The Proposal"
Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson (Released February 2, 2021)
Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson (Released February 2, 2021) $15
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.
Muted by Tami Charles (Released February 2, 2021)
Muted by Tami Charles (Released February 2, 2021) $15
A ripped-from-the-headlines novel of ambition, music and innocence lost, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo and Jason Reynolds. Be bold. Get seen. Be heard.

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Cassiday
I’ll be looking out for these, thanks.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
What an awesome collection. I am refreshing my must-read list and will be adding several of these, thanks!

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