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Break out those blankets and cozy socks, autumn is here. Not only that, but also break out the books! As temperatures start to dip, that means staying in with a nice book and reading under the covers. But you’ve already exhausted your collection of beach reads, reread your favorites, and you’re waiting for some new recommendations, so what’s next? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 books by Black authors to read this fall.

Books by Black authors to read this fall

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates / One World; First Edition edition

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer is a riveting sci-fi, historical fiction novel that takes place in the slaveholding Deep South. Our main character, Hiram, is still discovering his perplexing powers that seem to show themselves when he’s around water, inevitably saving him from drowning. While Hiram’s story is perilous and mysterious, it instills a sense of hope in its readers. The Water Dancer is Oprah Winfrey’s newest pick for her book club, so finish it quickly and join the conversation.

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