February — Book by a Black author

The February theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book by a Black author. February is Black History Month, so it's a great time to explore all the wonderful works by Black authors we've long loved and newer ones we're discovering. Here's a list to get you started. 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

Maame: A Novel By Jessica George Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250282521
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 31st, 2023

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The House of Eve By Sadeqa Johnson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982197360
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2023

The Davenports By Krystal Marquis Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593463338
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Published: Dial Books - January 31st, 2023

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On the Rooftop: A Novel By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063139961
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Published: Ecco - September 6th, 2022

Symphony of Secrets: A novel By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593315446
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Published: Anchor - April 18th, 2023

The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315422
Availability: Backordered at publisher (but we may have it in stock!)
Published: Vintage - December 6th, 2022

The Survivalists: A Novel By Kashana Cauley Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781593767273
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Published: Soft Skull - January 10th, 2023

Abeni's Song By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250825827
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Published: Starscape - July 25th, 2023

Black Cake: A Novel By Charmaine Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593358351
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 29th, 2022

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The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks By Shauna Robinson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728246444
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - November 1st, 2022

Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop By Danyel Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593132739
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Published: Roc Lit 101 - February 14th, 2023

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492928
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 27th, 2022

Moonrise Over New Jessup By Jamila Minnicks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643752464
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 10th, 2023

Americanah: A novel By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250252715
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

By the Book (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to be Novel By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781368053389
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - May 3rd, 2022

Revival Season: A Novel By Monica West Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982133313
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 3rd, 2022

The Other Black Girl: A Novel By Zakiya Dalila Harris Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982160142
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Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2022

Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525536963
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

Finding Me: A Memoir By Viola Davis Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063037328
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Published: HarperOne - April 26th, 2022

On Rotation: A Novel By Shirlene Obuobi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063209145
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Published: Avon - June 21st, 2022

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
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Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

Yellow Wife: A Novel By Sadeqa Johnson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982149116
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 28th, 2021

Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534441613
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

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Take My Hand By Dolen Perkins-Valdez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593337691
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Published: Berkley - April 12th, 2022

The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

Wahala: A Novel By Nikki May Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063084254
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Published: Mariner Books - December 27th, 2022

Milk Blood Heat By Dantiel W. Moniz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802159441
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Published: Grove Press - February 8th, 2022

Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Call Us What We Carry: Poems By Amanda Gorman Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - December 7th, 2021

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice By Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson (Introduction by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250309471
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

The Sellout: A Novel By Paul Beatty Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781250083258
Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016