New Fiction and Poetry 2021
The Black Publishing Power Initiative began as a movement encouraging everyone to buy two books written by Black authors between June 14 and June 20, 2020, to help close the gap on racial inequality in the publishing industry. The initiative was created by Amistad Books, "the oldest publisher dedicated to publishing multicultural voices and home to novelists, celebrated cultural figures, and esteemed critics and scholars" and announced on Twitter using hashtags #BlackoutBestSellerList and #BlackPublishingPower.
If you would like to suggest a book for purchase, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This list will continue to be updated throughout 2021.
This list focuses on Adult Fiction, Poetry, and Graphic Novels published from 2019 to the present and created by Black authors living and working in the United States. For booklists of international authors, please see booklists for different countries and continents in our Staff Picks.