Black Boy SFFH

A few things:

  1. The list is in alphabetical order by author’s last name. The books under the author’s names are grouped by series or just randomly put in there for now. Black women/femme authors are in red and Black men/masculine authors are in blue. Black nonbinary and agender authors are in green. Please note that I understand that gender is a spectrum, so I’m not trying to force an author or character into the binary. I look through author websites and interviews to see how authors identify (via pronouns and other info), and I read book reviews to see how characters are identified. My hope is to find more Black non-binary authors and characters in speculative fiction. When that happens, there will be a new page added to the website. If you know of any books that I am missing, please let me know. Additionally, as I am using website/Goodreads info for identification purposes, please let me know if I have misgendered anyone, and I will correct that ASAP.
  2. The single books are ones where I could only find one book written by the author with a Black man/boy/masculine protagonist. I may find others, and if/when I do, they will be added to the larger list. They are in alphabetical order by title (excluding articles, like a, an, the). 
  3. If I could tell the difference, books written for young people (including those with Alex Awards) and books categorized as adult (including new adult) are in their own sections. Of course, people like reading all kinds of books, but I figured it would be good to have if people were looking for specific things.
  4. Book reviews are now housed on my Goodreads account because it’s much easier to update. Access the reviews and add me as a friend!

Young Adult / Middle Grades

Antoine Bandele

  • TJ Young and the Orishas
  • Will of the Mischief Maker

Roseanne Brown

  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
  • A Psalm of Storms and Silence

Troy CLE

  • The Marvelous Effect
  • Olivion’s Favorites

Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1
  • Black Panther, Vol. 1
  • Black Panther, Vol. 2
  • Black Panther, Vol. 3
  • Black Panther, Vol. 4
  • Black Panther, Vol. 5
  • Black Panther, Vol. 6
  • Black Panther, Vol. 7
  • Black Panther, Vol. 8
  • Black Panther, Vol. 9


Zetta Elliott

  • Dragons in a Bag
  • The Phoenix on Barkley Street
  • Dayshaun’s Gift
  • ​Cin’s Mark
  • The Phantom Unicorn
  • Ship of Souls


Derrick Ferguson

  • Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah
  • Young Dillon Voice of Odin
  • Dillon: The Odd Jobs


Lamar Giles

  • The Last Day of Summer
  • The Last Mirror on the Left


Virginia Hamilton

  • Dustland
  • The Gathering

A.J. Harper

  • Night Biters: A Tale of Urban Horror
  • Werewolves: The Mixtape
  • Smoke & Demons
  • In Concert
  • In Concert 2
  • Zombie Television

M. Haynes

  • Legend of the Orange Scepter
  • Return of A.G.

Lora Hyler

  • The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes
  • Our Bodies Stay Home; Our Imaginations Run Free (children’s book)

Robert Jeffrey

  • Route 3 #1
  • Route 3 #2
  • Route 3 #3

Rashad Jennings

  • Arcade and the Triple T Token
  • Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide
  • Arcade and the Fiery Metal Tester
  • Arcade and the Dazzling Truth Detector

Charles Johnson & Elisheba Johnson

  • Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder
  • The Hard Problem


Vince Loc

  • The Catalyst: Project Titan
  • The Catalyst: Project Maelstrom


Jason McCammon

  • Tribe of Leopards
  • The Ancient Lands Warrior Quest: Search for Ifa’s Scepter

Kwamae Mbalia

  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
  • Tristan Strong Destroys the World
  • Last Gate of the Emperor (with Prince Joel Makonnen)

Walter Dean Myers

  • 47
  • Dope Sick
  • Shadow of the Red Moon
  • The Legend of Tarik


Tochi Onyebuchi

  • Beasts Made of Night
  • Crown of Thunder

Kwanza Osajyefo

  • Black #1
  • Black #2
  • Black #3
  • Black #4
  • Black #5
  • Black #6


Justin A. Reynolds

  • Early Departures
  • Opposite of Always
  • Miles Morales: Shock Waves


DaVaun Sanders

  • The Seedbearing Prince: Part I
  • The Seedbearing Prince: Part II
  • The Course of Blades

Ronald L. Smith

  • Black Panther: The Young Prince
  • Hoodoo
  • The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away
  • Gloom Town

Maiya Williams

  • The Golden Hour
  • The Hour of the Outlaw

Single Books

  • The Black Canary – Jane Louise Curry
  • Blood Debts – Terry J Benton
  • Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms – Jamar Perry 
  • Coal: Book One – Constance Burris
  • The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad – Minister Faust
  • Cuttlefish – Dave Freer
  • Destroyer – Victor LaValle
  • Dream Country – Ashaye Brown
  • Explorer X-Alpha – LM Preston
  • Eye of Ra – Kipjo Ewers
  • Futureland – Walter Mosely
  • Gameworld – Christopher John Farley
  • The Gatekeeper’s Staff (TJ Young and the Orishas)  – Antoine Bandele
  • Ghostboys – Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Hide and Seek – Daka Hermon
  • I Am Alphonso Jones – Tony Medina
  • Ikenga – Nnedi Okorafor
  • Infinity Riders – Kekla Magoon
  • Jember – Beserat Debebe
  • Judd – J.D. Toombs & Erika Schulze
  • Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found – Rucker Moses
  • The Leopard Behind the Moon – Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
  • Miles Morales: Spiderman – Jason Reynolds
  • Not Your Villain – C.B. Lee
  • The Offenders – Jerry Craft
  • Posers – L.M. Davis
  • Pym – Mat Johnson
  • A River Called Time – Courttia Newland
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door​ – Sam Greenlee
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Roseanne Brown
  • Star Wars: Lando’s Luck – Justina Ireland
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston – Ryan Douglass
  • Trace – Pat Cummings
  • Trapped between the Lash and the Gun – Arvella Whitmore
  • Transcendence – C.J. Omolulu
  • The Upper World – Femi Fadugba
  • Yesterday is History – Kosoko Jackson


Antoine Bandele

  • The Kishi
  • Demons, Monks, and Lovers
  • The Man with No Name
  • Stone Skin (with Kahriq Salil)
  • Last of My Mind 

Steven Barnes

  • Zulu Heart
  • Lion’s Blood
  • Street Lethal
  • Firedance
  • Gorgon Child


Rashid Darden

  • Birth of a Dark Nation
  • Children of Fury

Samuel Delaney

  • The Jewels of Aptor
  • Dhalgren
  • Nova
  • The Ballad of Beta-2


D.K. Gaston

  • Juju Man
  • Taurus Moon: Magic and Mayhem
  • Taurus Moon: Scorched Earth

Ben Okri

  • The Famished Road
  • Songs of Enchantment
  • Infinite Riches
  • The Freedom Artist

Suyi Favies Okungbowa

  • Son of the Storm
  • Godhunter


Ishmael Reed

  • Mumbo Jumbo
  • Yellow Black Radio Broke Down
  • The Freelance Pallbearers
  • The Last Days of Louisiana Red

C.T. Rwizi

  • Scarlet Odyssey
  • Requiem Moon


Charles Saunders

  • Imaro
  • Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush
  • Imaro 3: The Trail of Bohu
  • Imaro 4: The Naama War
  • Dossouye
  • Dossouye: The Dancers of Mulukau

Colson Whitehead

  • Underground Railroad
  • Sag Harbor
  • Zone One

Single Books

  • And This is How to Stay Aliev – Shingai Njeri Kagunda
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf – Marlon James
  • Blake, Or the Huts of America – Martin Delaney
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015 – P. Djèlí Clark
  • A Dance for the Gods – E.O. Odiase, K.N. Pumpuni
  • Forging a Nigthmare – Patricia A. Jackson
  • King of the Rising – Kacen Callendar
  • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – Amos Tutuola 
  • Peaces – Helen Oyeyemi
  • A River Called Time – Courttia Newland
  • Rosewater – Tade Thompson
  • A Stranger in Olondria – Sofia Samatar
  • Symbiosis (Escaping Exodus #2) – Nicky Drayden
  • Taduno’s Song – Odafe Atogun
  • The Terminal Move – Dilman Dila
  • Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle #1) – C.L. Polk