Good black book club reads written by Cincinnati Black authors.
Books by Black Authors.
Books about Black love, Black fiction and Black poetry.
Self-help books for African Americans.
Selections for Black book clubs.
Multiplying day by day, Cincinnati Black authors are telling their fictional love stories, life testimonies, in-the-moment poetry and detailed research into the strenuous lives and roles in the Black community. It only makes sense to add these to your bookshelf! Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to purchasing.
Let Freedom Ring for Everyone: The Diversity of Our Nation (2020)
Eric R. Jackson
“The Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement that originated in the African American community and campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards Black people,” said the volume’s editor, Eric R. Jackson. “This volume expands the discussion with the inclusion of the intersection of the topics of race, ethnicity, and immigration.”
Misunderstood Millennial (2020)
Jonathan T. Boyle
Misunderstood Millennial is a lifestyle brand to inspire millennials to pursue their dreams and aspirations and not the approval of other people while embracing being unique in their own way.
Jim Crow Sociology: The Black and Southern Roots of American Sociology (2020)
Earl Wright II, Ph.D
This eye-opening book examines the origin, development, and significance of Black Sociology through the accomplishments of early African American sociologists at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Atlanta University, Tuskegee Institute, Fisk University, and Howard University.
This book will help you understand God’s purpose for our lives and is designed for use by couples, marriage classes, and group studies.
Cries From the Dark Side of the Moon (2019)
Lauren M. White
This emotional thriller shares real stories and experiences of black women with a poetic twist. Each story allows the opportunity of self-discovery, connection, and self-reflection.
Cross Wires (2019)
What would you do if you receive messages about an alleged drug trafficking operation that involved your boss? This powerful mystery brings to light the dangers of being caught in a vice between loyalty to the company or reporting to the authorities.
I’m No Different Than You (2019)
Jaime Mahaffey & Kristy High
Kayla is attending a new school and worried about how others will react to learning that she has sickle cell disease. Her friendships quickly change by the lack of understanding and fears of the other children.
Looking Glass: A Man’s Reflections Within the Scope of Dating & Relationships (2019)
Vernon V. Jackson, Jr.
Looking Glass is for women looking to experience a rare glimpse of a man’s transparency. It’s also for men looking for better ways to relate to their feelings and articulate them in healthy ways within their relationships.
When Love Rises (2019)
Michelle G. Stradford
In this beautiful collection of contemporary poetry and reflections, you will discover the many sides to love that exists, from the pain of heartbreak to the unrestrained joy of the first flutter of a new romance.
Woman to Woman: 10 Ways Women Sabotage Relationships (2019)
Juli Long-Brooks, CEO of iCandi Productions, shares her own experiences with love and heartbreak and shows you how you, too, can overcome the valleys and stand on top of your mountain, or even say to the mountain, “be moved!”
This is a book of several short stories of real women who are sharing their testimonies of loss and grieving, domestic violence, divorce, suicide, feelings of hopelessness, being a teenage mother, a single parent and more.
Doppelganger: Part 1 (2018)
Sasha Deux Fois
Elena Kendall’s return to the Bloody Hell Convention to reprise her killer role as Terryn Myles takes an unexpected and treacherous turn.
This self-help book will teach you to recognize self-debilitating thoughts, correct bad habits that cripple your purpose, contour your specific life to manifest your desires and access your authentic powers.
Finding My Sparkle (2018)
Morgan Angelique Owens
A story of finding self-love… through low self-esteem, weight issues, and self-hate. I hope my story will help inspire someone to find their inner sparkle.
Forever My Brother (2018)
Read through the lives of four Black male youths growing up in Cincinnati that bond on the court and off the court. As the challenges and pressures that come from sports, the street and politics occur, will they be able to stay loyal to each other while pursuing their own best personal interests?
King and The Family have created a legacy in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, but the choices they’ve made along the way have hurt the one person who’s sacrificed the most. As they all come to terms with their fate, the hard part is dealing with what they’ve caused.
Life… Before and After Cerebral Palsy (2018)
In this story, the author allows us into her life to show us what it was like being a young, teen mother of a child with a disability. She talks about the trials and tribulations as well as dealing with diversity and disappointment.
The Lover’s Game (2018)
Brandon C. Brown
The Lover’s Game is an intriguing tale of love; betrayal, anger, secrets, possibility, and redemption are all pieces to the puzzle of one man’s search for love.
The Story of Marissa Ray (2018)
The Story of Marissa Ray is a fictional story about lust, deceit, and betrayal. a Black woman in her mid-thirties who is struggling with relationships with her family and friends.
Too Beautiful for the Earth (2018)
In this heart-wrenching narrative, Cara shares her story of the tragic loss of her twin daughters and how she and her husband fought to overcome their grief and hold on to their hope.
Are you up for the challenge? The Wise Up Challenge was created to impact people of all ages and backgrounds and serve as a devotional that motivates and inspires God’s people.
Worth the Wait (2018)
This is a novel dealing with a young lady Layla Morris who has trouble finding love, and when she felt she found the one, she was wrong.
Love Carousel (2017)
Enjoy an assortment of poems that describes the lessons of relationships.
As Sure As Tomorrow Comes (2017)
Danielle and Christopher Jones
Danielle and Christopher Jones were married for better or for worse. Unemployment. A car accident. A terrifying medical diagnosis. The death of their 10-day-old son, Junior. They never imagined they would experience all of those things in their first few years of marriage!
Beautifully Graced, Broken Beginnings (2017)
This is a story of life, its ups and downs and ultimately love. Love is a powerful thing, it motivates, builds up, encourages and causes triumph. May all who read be blessed and encouraged.
Embracing a New Normal (2017)
Take a glimpse into her struggle to forge a new path when faced with a sudden health crisis that threatens to throw her off course. Her story is one of courage and strength gained by faith in God.
Money Seeds: 30 Financial Principles (2017)
Money management is not always the easiest. Let this book assist you with attaining clarity around their finances, and strategies to get to financial success.
This book is perfect for nonfiction authors as it shares strategies to streamline your argument, and then outline which keeps you from repetitions or tangents which is essentially book fluff.
Unwavering Perseverance (2017)
The story of Mary Wineberg is one of extraordinary perseverance. She overcame astronomical odds and monumental challenges to grace the top step of the Olympic Podium.
Bold Love: A Letter to My Young Sisters (2016)
LPC, Terri M. Bolds MS
Bold Love speaks to young ladies and women that may not understand the pathology of their behaviors.
Al’s common sense approach is mixed with humor accompanied by personal stories of financial challenge and triumph. His story captures your attention and prompts you to maximize your financial potential.
Evolution, Darwinism and Freudian theories would say that women are “emotional beings”; but why can’t women just be “expressive”? These “categories” of what is and what isn’t is part of the conflict in being accepted versus unaccepted.
Vision. Future. Reality: How to Budget Like a Boss (2016)
Take back control of your pocketbook and live the life you want to live.
Degree of Murder (2015)
Vivian, a freshman who has vivid psychic visions assists a local detective in uncovering Arkhaven’s true intent.
Everyone Plays Chess (2015)
Love, lust, and happiness have nothing to do with income status and educational background. Inside, you will find a tale of African American men and women, who through extreme circumstances, were forced to look outside of that box.
Loyal to Love (2014)
Oblivious to knowing what life is like transitioning from the suburbs to the ghetto, the ambitious, beautiful, young Desiree longs for the life and love she once knew.
The Capacity to Succeed (2014)
Melvin J. Gravely II, Ph.D
In The Capacity to Succeed, Dr. Mel Gravely unpacks a well-researched approach for minority firms to build an ongoing capacity to succeed.
If there are any Cincinnati Black authors we have missed, please submit the title, author, year published, a 25-word description, a jpg or png image of the cover and a link to purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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