Laurens List: Four Adult Reads for Black History Month

Here are two fiction and two nonfiction books that I highly recommend. These are all worth your time!

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


This book makes the case for fiction's ability to speak on the deeper truths of history. It has stuck with me for years since I first read it.



Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley

African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope


Kindred by Octavia E. Butler




Mother to Son by Jasmine L. Holmes

Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope


Honorable mentions: two from my to-read list

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

The Truth About The American Church's Complicity In Racism


The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes