Best Books by Black Women in 2019

Black women are making meaning through story and rediscovery in 2019, as evidenced by the many memoirs, essay collections, and criticisms being published this year. Authors are revisiting their pasts with critical eyes and using the specificity of their experiences to illuminate larger truths and themes that affect us all. They’re connecting the plight of black women to the human condition without sacrificing heritage, language, or voice. It’s a great time to read work by black women, which is why we’ve rounded up the books we’re most anticipating for 2019.