No, this isn’t about that horrible-sounding YA novel built on white guilt and Islamaphobia, it’s about books that really get to the heart of “America,” America being the United States and what it was built upon.
- The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
2. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
3. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4. Welcome to Braggsville, by T. Geronimo Johnson
5. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
Bonus # 6!
An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole