POC protagonist are on a rise but it isn’t exactly in the most original way. Almost all best selling books by a POC involves timeliness and a struggle within the Black community or Latin, Indian or Asian community. This is not to say that the books that are getting attention are not amazing and need (looking at THUG (tbr) ) because they are. It just takes the light off other stories that are important to tell.
Like Caribbean mythologies or Black girls or Black boys becoming Queens or Kings and fighting for peace or fighting Fairies; stories such as those. So I wanted to create a series of lists that focuses on books written by Black (African American) authors.
This particular post will focus on fantasy. I also would like to add that this is not to belittle other POC but for all intent purposes this is to highlight Black Authors. From my stand point, Black author who write fantasy do not get a lot of attention. Yes, you can mention Tomi Adeyemi because she is killing it right now but she isn’t the only one.
I hope you all enjoy and if you want to add a book to this list or dispute a book shown on here, feel free to send a tweet @motifink or send me an email @ email@example.com :)
9 thoughts on “The List© Fantasy Edition”
Definitely going to be checking your recs, thanks for sharing 😊
Great list 😊
So many great recommendations here! I can’t wait to check them out.
Great selection! I need to read more fantasy, but I love contemporary too much! I do have Children of Blood and Bone so I may give it a try. I’ve also heard good things about The Wicker King!
This is a great list! Although I don’t read fantasy books I have read children of Blood and Bone and I loved it!
This is such a great list! I definitely am gonna check out these books! Sadly I’ve only read Children of Blood and Bone from this list but I am going to make an effort to get to these!
I would love to see your thoughts on some of these other books! Let me know which you decide to read :)
A list to watch out for. I am highly interested in The Jumbies. Haha it gives off a middle- grade read but I feel like it is something I’d be enjoying now if I’ll be reading.
The Jumbies is such a good book! I was completely surprised by it. Even the second book was great. So I recommend it lol