Hannah Lane, African American Department
Representation and imagination in literature is a powerful tool against the dangers of a “single story,” as discussed by feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The protagonists in these novels are complex, multifaceted Black individuals of various backgrounds and identity intersections. We hope that readers appreciate the journeys of these characters and the stories they tell.
Here is a list of 20 fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary fiction novels to add to your Summer Challenge Reading list!
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