25 New Books By Black Women That Would Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

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The “Years of Yes” by the exceptional Shonda Rhimes gets my highest votes!

2015 has been a great year for new book releases by Black women. In case you haven’t been able to keep up with all of the great work by Black women authors this year, here’s your go-to guide for books we recommend for winter reads and gifts. There’s something for everyone, and it’s always great to see Black women shine!


Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories


Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours

My Life on a Plate: Recipes From Around the World

A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen

The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen



The Truth About Awiti

The Turner House

God Help the Child: A novel

Balm: A Novel

Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems


Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
The Light of the World: A Memoir

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs


Negroland: A Memoir

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Ordinary Light: A memoir


The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

Culled: The Culture

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