When I see a Black writer, editor, or publisher creating quality work, I make sure to put my coins there. In that vein, here are 7 books by Black authors that came out in 2017 that everyone should read.
7. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling literary superstar. His latest offering Long Way Down is a creative and provocative peek into the mind of a young man as he takes an elevator ride in his building and contemplates killing the person who murdered his brother. Somehow, Reynolds turns 60 seconds into a book and soon it will be a movie. Singer John Legend is on board as a producer to turn the young adult fiction work into a film.