17 Books by Black Authors That Every Kid Should Read Right Now

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There's nothing quite so transformative as finding a character in a book that speaks to you, especially when you're a kid still trying to figure out who you really are. Black History Month is the perfect time to celebrate the amazing African-American authors whose stories inspire and inform the next generation with their honest and heartfelt explorations of race, identity, and community.

From stories of slavery and the civil rights movement to tales of contemporary urban struggles, there's something on our list for every kid!

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