Made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. The list below celebrates fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality.
Every year on June 12th, it’s a global day of visibility, education, and community. Loving Day celebrates the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in the US following the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia in 1967. Celebrate this day by adding a few nonfiction and fiction to your to-read list that feature interracial relationships.
In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we are highlighting books about the diverse experiences, cultures, and contributions of Arab American people. These works of fiction and nonfiction were written by authors who challenge notions of rigid racial identities—there is no single Arab American person, but a multitude.
In a few days everyone will be Irish and blarney-talking and drinking and shillelagh dragging and wearing o’ the green, so why not try your luck with these Irish reads? FICTION THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES BY JOHN BOYNECyril Avery is… Read More »Wearing O’ the Green: Irish reads for St. Patrick’s Day
It’s back, and bigger than ever! Our staff has picked their best reads and watches of 2022. If you want titles featuring butterflies, baked goods, or monsters, you’ve come to the right place.
Our Read Harder booklist is back by popular demand! Read Harder is Book Riot’s annual reading challenge to help you stretch your reading limits and explore new voices, worlds, and genres.