If there is anything to redeem this crappy year it might just be books. (Yes, it’s come to this, but us book lovers don’t mind!)

As the temperatures turn a bit colder, cozy up with one of these reads by Black authors, who are either revealing more about themselves in page-turning memoirs or giving us soul-stirring poetry.

If you’re homeschooling your kids for the first time this year, there’s even a picture book on our list that is sure to keep their attention. Or perhaps you need a young adult novel for your little one who’s not so little (or for yourself. Who are you kidding?)

Feeling litty? Check out these 14 books by Black authors below:

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