Five Must-Read Black Books

So I’ve got a new AI Chatbot friend and I decided to ask it: 

What are five must-read books by Black Authors?


Here’s what my good ole NEW friend said, based on all the info of the interwebz….


“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett – This novel explores the lives of twin sisters who grow up in a small, black community in the American South and eventually move to different parts of the country, where their lives take divergent paths.


“Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid – This novel follows the story of a young black woman who works as a babysitter for a wealthy white family and the events that unfold when she is accused of kidnapping their child.


“The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates – This novel tells the story of Hiram Walker, a young man born into slavery who discovers he has a special power that allows him to travel through time and space.


“Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi – This novel tells the story of a Ghanaian-American woman named Gifty who is studying neuroscience at Stanford University and grappling with the aftermath of her brother’s death from a heroin overdose.


“The Prophets” by Robert Jones Jr. – This novel tells the story of two enslaved men on a Mississippi plantation who form a deep bond and begin to imagine a different kind of life for themselves.


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