The Known World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel that examines the troubling complexities of slavery. More

The Book of Negroes

A milestone in Canada’s understanding of black history and one of the bestselling books in Canadian publishing history. More

Ariel

Plath’s landmark poetry collection; includes “Ariel,” “Daddy,” and “Lady Lazarus.” More

Native Son

Wright’s unsparing reflection on what it means to be black in America. More

Black Boy

A powerful and eloquent autobiography that has sold more than a million copies since publication. More