Books of Note

Check out the “essential reading list” for students during Black History Month, put together by Dr. Karla Holloway, the William Rand Kenan Professor of English
at Duke University. And check out Holloway’s memoirs, BookMarks: Reading in Black and White (Rutgers University Press, 2006), in which she writes about the meaning of literature in her life.

1. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

2. Passing by Nella Larsen

3. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

4. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

5. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

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