This month, we’re sharing our top 10 contemporary black writers, with a focus on fiction authors. Black authors are under-represented in the world of publishing. In recent years, the literary world has made strides towards celebrating and supporting young black authors, though there is still much further to go to reach equality in literature.
We want to help discover black writers across genres and styles, uplifting unique voices and sharing fresh, new stories. Check out our picks for the top 10 contemporary black writers, and share your own favourites.
Take our quiz to guess the authors from their silhouettes and clues! At World of Books, we’re celebrating under-recognised writers, authors, and historical figures as part of Black History Month. When you’re done, you can explore the works of these fantastic writers, as well as many others in our Black History Month Hub.
Can you guess who each author is? This is a tough one, so good luck, and don’t forget to let us know how you did!
Our perceptions of the world and its cultures are influenced by the books we read. This makes books essential in reflecting a true society back to their readers. The absence of an inclusive range of characters and role models in books risks putting children from minority backgrounds off from the joy and love of reading.
We have a bunch of books featuring a diverse range of characters and real-life heroes that children can admire again and again. We also have some great books on how to treat everyone with kindness, no matter the race, religion, or gender. Check out our list of children’s books to educate on diversity.
It might feel like you blinked and summer was over, or perhaps you’ve been counting down the days for school to reopen! Whatever your situation, one thing for sure is that the kids need all our love and support this school year, as they navigate the next stage in their lives. To help you help them, we’ve compiled a selection of the best books to prepare your children for heading back to school.
Check out the top 10 trending fiction books of Summer. A huge number of both new contemporary and classic fiction books have been trending this summer. Let’s check out Read our list of brand new reads trending at World of Books!
Check out the top 10 trending new books of July. A huge range of fantastic new books has been published in the last few months, from books that have inspired trending TV series to educational but fun reads in children’s non-fiction. Read our list of brand new reads trending at World of Books!