Honoring Black History Month: Best in Fiction, Nonfiction and Memoirs

During Black History Month, Booksfubu is reminded how far African Americans have come and how much more we have to go.  Over the years and even decades, there has been tremendous opportunity for people of color as writers, directors, and producers and Booksfubu especially has found that the books written by African Americans to be delivered with flavor, directed by love and produced to speak the truth.  As a tribute to Black History Month, Booksfubu will feature three top best books in various categories including Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Cooking, Mystery, Politics, Religion, Romance, Childrens’, and Self Help all written by African Americans.  Of course, most of theses books, Booksfubu has read but if you would like to add to the list, leave a comment!

Week One

BEST FICTION The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

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Description:Now available in a trade paperback edition, Sister Souljah’s debut novel about the daughter of a drug lord captures the allure and the danger of Brooklyn’s streets.  The stunning national bestseller now features an illuminating discussion with Sister Souljah — her secret thoughts on creating the story that has sold more than one million copies worldwide and introduced readers everywhere to the real ghetto experience. Here are answers to the questions fans everywhere have been asking; the meanings and inspirations behind such memorable characters as Winter, Midnight, and Santiaga; and insights into why and how Souljah conceived of one of the most powerful novels of our time.

BEST IN NONFICTION The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise and Fulfill A Dream by Sampson Davis, Lisa Frazier Page, Rameck Hunt, George Jenkins
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Description: Filled with drama, courage, temptation, and ultimately, triumph, this is the uplifting story of three teenaged boys from broken homes in Newark, New Jersey, who pledged to support one another in realizing their dreams. Despite tremendous difficulties they faced, today two are doctors and one is a dentist.  A national bestseller by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page, is the true story of how three young men join forces to beat the odds and become doctors.

BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Halley

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Description: If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.  “Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book.” TEH NEW YORKTIMES.  If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His Autobiography is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.

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