20 Books Bursting With Black Joy

Introduction: In a world that often focuses on pain and struggle, it is important to highlight stories that celebrate joy and happiness. And what better way to experience this joy than through literature? Here are 20 books that will not only make you smile but also fill your heart with Black joy.

  1. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  2. “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
  4. “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams
  5. “Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward
  6. “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
  7. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward
  8. “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
  9. “Pride” by Ibi Zoboi
  10. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit BennettThese are just a few of the books that showcase the joy, resilience, and love within the Black community. From gripping coming-of-age stories to heartwarming tales of friendship, these books will leave you inspired and uplifted.
  1. “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson
  2. “Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves” edited by Glory Edim
  3. “The Mothers” by Brit Bennett
  4. “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson
  5. “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
  6. “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab
  7. “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue
  8. “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi
  9. “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home” by Tembi Locke
  10. “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Conclusion: These 20 books are just a glimpse into the vast world of Black joy literature has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming romance, a captivating memoir, or a thought-provoking coming-of-age story, these books are sure to bring a smile to your face. So, pick up a book from this list and immerse yourself in the beauty of Black joy. Happy reading!