Black Girl 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 woman/girl/femme 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

A.C. (Artist) Arthur

  • Manifest
  • Mystify

Tomi Adeyemi

  • Children of Blood and Bone
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Reni Amayo

  • Daughters of Nri
  • Descendants of the First 

Tracey Baptiste

  • The Jumbies
  • Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel
  • Rise of the Jumbies

Rena Barron

  • Maya and the Rising Dark
  • Maya and the Return of the Godlings
  • Kingdom of Souls
  • Reaper of Souls

Kalynn Bayron

  • Cinderella Is Dead
  • This Poison Heart

Malorie Blackman

  • Noughts and Crosses
  • An Eye for and Eye
  • Knife Edge
  • Checkmate
  • Double Cross
  • Trust Me (based on book cover)
  • Dead Gorgeous (based on book cover)
  • Peace Maker (based on book cover)
  • Robot Girl (based on book cover)

Roseanne Brown

  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
  • A Psalm of Storms and Silence
  • Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting
  • Untitled Shuri Novel (will update)

Constance Burris

  • Black Beauty
  • Chalcedony

Dhonielle Clayton

  • The Belles
  • The Everlasting Rose
  • Shattered Midnight

Olivia Cole

  • Panther in the Hive
  • The Rooster’s Garden

Milton Davis

  • Amber and the Hidden City
  • Amber and the Enchanted Sword
  • ​The Bene’s Daughter

Somaiya Daud

  • Mirage
  • Court of Lions

Terah Edun

  • Blades of Magic
  • Blades of Illusion
  • Blades of Sorcery
  • Blades of Destiny

Alicia Ellis

  • Girl of Flesh and Metal 
  • Clash of Flesh and Metal

Charlotte Nicole Davis

  • The Good Luck Girls 
  • The Sisters of Reckoning

 Marti Dumas​

  • Jupiter Storm
  • The Little Human
  • The Wildseed Witch

Zetta Elliott

  • A Wish After Midnight​
  • The Door at the Crossroads (2nd book in series after Wish After Midnight)
  • Ship of Souls (3 perspectives, 2 Black boys and 1 Black girl)
  • The Deep
  • Mother of the Sea
  • The Return
  • ​The Magic Mirror

Virginia Hamilton

  • Herstories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
  • Justice and Her Brothers
  • Dustland
  • The Gathering
  • Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
  • Willie Bea and the Time the Martians Landed
  • The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl

Celeste Harte

  • Conquest (Dragon Bones #1)
  • Rising (Dragon Bones #2)

Lori Hendrix

  • Half Breed Queen
  • Amethyst Rising
  • Skatia Reborn

Jordan Ifueko

  • Raybearer
  • Redemptor

Justina Ireland

  • Dread Nation
  • Promise of Shadows
  • Ophie’s Ghost
  • A Test of Courage

Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • Trouble the Saints
  • Love is the Drug
  • The Summer Prince
  • Racing the Dark

Amanda Joy

  • A River of Royal Blood
  • A Queen of Gilded Horns

Sang Kromah

  • Djinn
  • Concealed​

Kekla Magoon

  • Shadows of Sherwood
  • Rebellion of Thieves

L.L. McKinney

  • A Blade So Black
  • A Dream So Dark
  • A Crown So Cursed
  • Nubia: Real One

Mia Mitns

  • Tea Leaf
  • The Homework Mystery
  • Fallen
  • Naya’s Invasion

Wendy Raven McNair

  • Asleep
  • Awake
  • Ascend

Amy McNulty

  • Nobody’s Goddess
  • Nobody’s Lady
  • Nobody’s Pawn

​​Jacquitta McManus

  • Anyia: Dream of a Warrior
  • Talee and the Fallen Object

Brittney Morris

  • Slay
  • The Cost of Knowing

Bethany Morrow

  • A Song Below Water
  • A Chorus Rises: A Song Below Water Novel

Cerece Renie Murphy

  • The Wolf King: The Hope of Aferi
  • The Wold King: The Promise of Aferi
  • To Find You

Nnedi Okorafor

  • Zahrah the Windseeker
  • The Shadow Speaker
  • What Sunny Saw in the Flames
  • Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi
  • Akata Witch
  • Akata Warrior
  • The Girl with the Magic Hands

Daniel Jose Older

  • Shadowshaper
  • Shadowhouse Fall
  • Shadowshaper Legacy

Tochi Onyebuchi

  • War Girls
  • Rebel Sisters
  • Riot Baby

Jaime Reed

  • Living Violet
  • Burning Emerald
  • Fading Emerald

Adam Rex

  • The True Meaning of Smekday
  • Smek for President

Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Ninth Ward
  • Sugar
  • Bayou Magic

Jade Royal

  • Saved by a Beast
  • Craved by a Beast
  • Confessions of a Beast

Karen Sandler

  • Tankborn
  • Awakening
  • Rebellion   

Sumiko Saulson

  • The Moon Cried Blood
  • Warmth

Nic Stone

  • Shuri: A Black Panther Novel
  • The Vanished Shuri: A Black Panther Novel 

Lori Titus

  • Hunting in Closed Spaces
  • Marradith, Darkly

Andrea Rose Washington

  • Adalithiel
  • ​Elendil

Ytasha Womack

  • Rayla 2212
  • Rayla 2213
  • Eartha 2198

Ibi Zoboi

  • American Street
  • My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Single Books

  • All Dragon’s Eve – Casse Narome
  • Amari and the Night Brothers – B. B. Alston
  • Awakener – Alisha Howard
  • Awoke – K.T. Conte
  • Bad Witch Burning – Jessica Lewis
  • Beasts of Pray – Ayana Gray
  • Black Girl Unlimited – Echo Brown
  • Black Isis: Witch Academy – Roz Carter
  • Bleeding Violet – Dia Reeves
  • Blood Debts – Terry J Benton
  • Blood like Magic – Liselle Ambury
  • Blood Scion – Deborah Falaye
  • The Bones of Ruin – Sarah Raughley
  • Breaking Free – Alicia McCalla
  • Brown Sugar Fairies: Saroja’s Quest – Aiysha Sinclair
  • Charis: Journey to Pandora’s Jar – Nicole Walters
  • Children of the Light – Aiyana Bey​
  • Daughters of Jubilation – Kara Lee Corthron
  • The Clone Codes – Patricia McKissak, Fredrick McKissak, John McKissak, and Tara Sands
  • Cursed – Trakena Prevost
  • Darling – K. Ancrum
  • The Day the World Went Orange – N.R. Larry
  • Deadly Delicious – KL Quincy
  • The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess – Alice Randall & Caroline Randall Williams
  • Dia of the Dead – Brit Brinson
  • The Eden Project – A.T. Nartey
  • Ellie Engle Saves Herself – Leah Johnson
  • The Entropy of Bones – Ayize Jama-Everett
  • Etta Invincible – Reese Eschmann
  • The Falling Star – Imani Josey
  • Fibbed – Elizabeth Agyemang
  • Finding Eden – K.R.S. McEntire
  • Fire and Clay – Kaaronica Evans-Ware
  • The Forgotten Girl – India Hill Brown
  • Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat – Khalisa Rae
  • The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna 
  • Given – Nandi Taylor
  • The Hero of Numbani – Nicky Drayden
  • The Hour of the Cobra – Maiya Williams
  • How to Succeed in Witchcraft –Aislinn Brophy ​
  • Hurricane Child – Kacen Callender
  • The Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi
  • Josephine Against the Sea – Shakirah Bourne
  • Juniper Leaves: The Otherworldly Tale of a Lonesome Magical Girl – Jaz Joyner
  • Just South of Home – Karen Strong
  • MagnifiqueNOIR – Briana Lawrence
  • Malice in Ovenland – Micheline Hess
  • (Me) Moth – Amber McBride
  • M.F.K- Nilah Macgruder
  • Liar – Justine Larbalestier
  • Legendborn – Tracy Deonn
  • Modelland – Tyra Banks
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos (Book 1)
  • Nasomi’s Quest: Legends of Ao – Enock I. Simbaya
  • On the Edge of Gone – Corinne Duyvis
  • Orleans – Sherri Smith
  • Pemba’s Song – Marilyn Nelson & Tonya Hegamin
  • Pet – Akwaeke Emezi
  • The Place Beyond Her Dreams – Oby Aligwekwe
  • A River of Royal Blood – Amanda Joy
  • The River Where Blood is Born – Sandra Jackson-Opoku
  • Root Magic – Eden Royce
  • Ruby vs. the Robo Bug – K. Tempest Bradford
  • Skin of the Sea – Natasha Bowen
  • The Sound of Stars – Alechia Dow 
  • Speculation – Nisi Shawl
  • Taurian – Jaurice Smiley
  • Trazer: Kids of Stolen Tomorrow – Joseph O. Adegboyega-Edun
  • The Unquiet – Mikaela Everett
  • Willowborn – Shanna Miles
  • Wind Follower – Carole McDonnell
  • Wings of Ebony – J. Elle 
  • Witches Steeped in Gold – Ciannon Smart
  • Within These Wicked Walls – Lauren Blackwood
  • The Year I Flew Away – Marie Arnold
  • Zoo City – Lauren Beukes

Adult

anonymae

  • Pandemic Poker
  • White Out
  • Berserker

Antoine Bandele

  • By Sea & Sky: An Esowon Story (The Sky Pirate Chronicles Book 1)
  • Of Ruin & Silk: An Esowon Story (The Sky Pirate Chronicles Book 2)
  • The Man with No Name (An Esowon Comic Book)

LA Banks

  • Minion
  • The Awakening
  • The Hunted
  • The Bitten
  • The Forbidden
  • The Damned
  • The Forsaken
  • The Wicked
  • The Cursed
  • The Darkness
  • The Shadows
  • The Thirteenth
  • Shadow Walker
  • Bad Blood
  • Bite the Bullet
  • Undead on Arrival
  • Cursed to Death
  • Never Cry Werewolf
  • Left for Undead

Ashley Beasley

  • Bramble and Blood (Eve Williams #1)
  • Birdsong and Bone (Eve Williams #2)
  • Shadows and Souls (Eve Williams #3)
  • Thistle and Thorns (Eve Williams #4)

Sharolyn Brown

  • The Heaviness of Knowing
  • The Peril of Knowing

Stephanie Burgis

  • Spellswept 
  • The Girl with the Dragon Heart 

Octavia Butler

  • Parable of the Sower
  • Parable of Talents
  • Kindred
  • Fledgling
  • Dawn (Xenogenesis 1)
  • Adult Rites (Xenogenesis 2)
  • Imago (Xenogenesis 3)
  • Wild Seed
  • Mind of my Mind

Jessica Cage

  • ​The Sphinx 
  • Nitara
  • Rosie
  • Ardyn and Zaria
  • Anew
  • Alexa’s Adytum
  • Revitalized
  • Imara
  • Reign of the White Phoenix

P. Djèlí Clark 

  • The Black God’s Drums (Alex Award)
  • A Dead Djinn in Cairo
  • A Master of Djinn
  • Ring Shout

Alison Clarke

  • The Sisterhood
  • Circle

Shyla Colt

  • Witch for Hire
  • Hail to the Queen
  • Grave Intentions

Milton Davis

  • Woman of the Woods
  • Griots: Sisters of the Spear
  • Fallen

Nicky Drayden

  • The Prey of Gods 
  • Escaping Exodus

Tananarive Due

  • My Soul to Keep
  • The Living Blood
  • Blood Colony
  • My Soul to Take
  • Devil’s Wake
  • Domino Falls
  • Joplin’s Ghost
  • The Good House

Kipjo Ewers

  • The First
  • Evo Uprising
  • Genesis

Dane Figueroa Edidi

  • Yemaya’s Daughters
  • Brew
  • Keeper
  • Incarnate
  • Wither
  • Bone
  • Solace
  • Psalm of Tears

Ono Ekeh

  • The Clay Queen
  • Clay to Ashes
  • Icon of Clay
  • The Shadow of Clay
  • She Died in My Arms
  • She Dreams of Me

Lynn Emery

  • Smooth Operator
  • Hunting Spirits
  • Dead Wrong
  • A Darker Shade of Midnight
  • Between Dusk and Dawn
  • Only by Moonlight
  • Into the Mist
  • Third Sight into Darkness

Agnes Gomillion

  • The Record Keeper
  • The Seed of Cain

Andrea Hairston

  • Mindscape
  • Will Do Magic for Small Change
  • Redwood and Wildfire  
  • Master of Poisons

A.E Harris

  • The Blood Warrior
  • The Children of the Prince
  • Ancient Promises

Alexis Henderson

  • The Year of the Witching 
  • The Dawn of the Coven

Whitney Hill

  • Elemental 
  • Eldritch Sparks
  • Ethereal Secrets

MCA Hogarth

  • Earthrise
  • Rose Point
  • Laisrathera

Nalo Hopkinson

  • The Chaos
  • Sister Mine
  • Brown Girl in the Ring
  • Midnight Robber
  • The Salt Roads
  • Sister Mine
  • The New Moon’s Arms
  • Under Glass
  • Skin Folk

Valjeanne Jeffers

  • Immortal
  • Immortal II: The Time of Legend
  • Immortal III: Stealer of Souls
  • Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds
  • The Switch II: Clockwork
  • Mona Livelong, Paranormal Detective: The Case of the Angry Ghost
  • Mona Livelong: The Case of the Powerless Witch Colony
  • Colony Ascension: An Erotic Space Opera 

N.K. Jemisin

  • The Fifth Season
  • The Obelisk Gate
  • The Stone Sky
  • The Broken Kingdoms
  • The Kingdom of Gods
  • The Awakened Kingdom
  • The Killing Moon
  • The Shadowed Sun
  • How Long Until Black Future Month?
  • Far Sector (1-3)

Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • Wicked City
  • Moonshine

Ines Johnson

  • Pumpkin: A Cindermama Story
  • Rumpeled: A Cindermama Story​

N.D. Jones

  • Bound Souls
  • Heat, Hunt, Hope
  • Of Fear and Faith (Book 1)
  • Of Beasts and Bonds (Book 2)
  • Of Deception and Divinity (Book 3)

A.D. Koboah

  • Dark Genesis
  • Rising Dark
  • Dark Requiem

Nicole Givens Kurtz

  • Silenced (Cybil Lewis Series)
  • Cozened (Cybil Lewis Series)
  • Replicated (Cybil Lewis Series)
  • Reunited (Cybil Lewis Series)
  • The Soul Cages (Minister Knight Series)
  • Devourer (Minister Knight Series)
  • Kill Three Birds

Nicole Glover

  • The Conductors 
  • The Undertakers

N.R. Larry

  • Atlantis Uprising
  • Darwin’s Children
  • The Night
  • Vampz Macabre
  • Underground Resistance (w/ Margo Bond Collins)
  • Underground Magic

Kai Leakes

  • Sin Eaters
  • Sin Eaters: Retribution

Kyoko M.

  • The Black Parade
  • She Who Fights Monsters
  • The Holy Dark
  • Back to Black
  • Of Cinder and Bone
  • Of Blood and Ashes

Violette Meier

  • Angel Crush
  • Out of Night
  • Archfiend
  • Ruah the Immortal

Kelbian Noel

  • Roots 
  • Sprung

Balogun Ojetade

  • Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman 
  • Once Upon A Time in Afrika 
  • The Keys 
  • A Single Link
  • Wrath of the Siafu
  • A Haunting in the SWATS: The Savannah Swan Files
  • Initiate 16

Nnedi Okorafor

  • Binti
  • Binti: Home
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade
  • Lagoon
  • Who Fears Death
  • The Book of Phoenix
  • After the Rain
  • Remote Control
  • Noor

Pepper Pace

  • The Turning
  • Creature of the Night
  • Adaptation (w/ J.J. Murray)​

L. Penelope

  • Song of Blood and Stone
  • Breath of Dust and Dawn
  • Whispers of Shadow and Flame
  • Requiem of Silence

C.L. Polk

  • Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle #2)
  • Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle #3)
  • The Midnight Bargain

Kayti Nika Raet

  • Slither
  • Niko
  • Harm
  • Outsider
  • Monster
  • Rise

Burgandi Rakoska

  • The Antagonists: Book One
  • The Antagonists: Book Two
  • The Antagonists: Book Three
  • The Antagonists: Book Four
  • The Antagonists: Book Five

Jade Royal

  • Saved by a Beast
  • Craved by a Beast
  • Confessions of a Beast

Rivers Solomon

  • The Deep
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts
  • Sorrowland

Sheree R. Thomas

  • Sleeping Under the Tree of Life
  • Shotgun Lullabies: Stories and Poems

Lori Titus

  • The Bell House
  • Soul Bonded
  • The Guardians of Man
  • Chrysalis Lights
  • The Art of Shadows

Single Books

  • Abengoni, First Calling – Charles R. Saunders, Julie Dillon, Milton Davis
  • Across the Broken Tide – Lakase Cousino
  • Afar – Leila del Duca, Kit Seaton
  • Alexis Moonlight – Yvonne Nicolas
  • Ancient Ancient – Kiini Ibura Salaam
  • Ascension – Jaccqueline Koyanagi
  • Awakened – K.L. Hall
  • Bacchanal – Veronica Henry
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • Black Borne – L.L. Farmer
  • Cinder Ella – ST Lynn
  • Conjure Women – Afia Atakora
  • Creatures of Passage – Morowa Yejide
  • Daughter of Gods and Shadows – Jayde Brooks
  • Deadly Delicious – KL Quincy
  • Destroyer of Light – Jennifer Marie Brissett
  • Everfair – Nisi Shawl
  • Everything I Learned about Zombies, I Learned in Kindergarten – Kevin Wayne Williams​
  • The Fire Test – E.R. Ross
  • Five Generations Hence – Lillian B. Horace (1916)
  • Flowers for the Sea – Zin E. Rocklyn
  • The Freedom Race – Lucinda Roy
  • Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi
  • The Gilda Stories – Jewelle Gomez
  • God of Mercy – Okezie Nwoka
  • The Goddess Twins – Yodassa Williams
  • Gutter Child – Jael Richardson
  • The Half Class – Kayvion Lewis
  • How to Dispatch a Human: Stories and Suggestions – Stephanie Andrea Allen
  • Lakewood – Megan Giddings
  • Library of the Dead – T.L. Huchu
  • Love In the Time of Unraveling – Franetta McMillan
  • Mem – Bethany Morrow
  • Moment Before Midnight – Aziza Sphinx
  • No Gods, No Monsters – Cadwell Turnbull
  • Old Drift – Namwali Serpell
  • An Ordinary Wonder – Buki Papillon
  • Queen of the Conquered – Kacen Callender
  • Redemption in Indigo – Karen Lord
  • Remembrance – Rita Woods
  • A Ruin of Shadows – L.D. Lewis
  • Talon of God – Wesley Snipes and Ray Norman
  • She Who Hears All Whispers – Davaun Sanders
  • Simplex Z — Sheena Williams
  • Skinless: A Novel in III Parts – L.M. Davis
  • Smoketown – Tenea D. Johnson
  • The Summer We Got Free – Mia McKenzie
  • The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  • This Time – Azaaa Davis
  • Through the Fire – Valerie Puissant
  • The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) – C.L. Clark
  • Wake of Vultures – Lila Bowen
  • What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • When the Reckoning Comes: A Novel – LaTanya McQueen
  • When Seeds Take Root – Constance Burris
  • Within the Walls – Dre Keeton
  • The Women Could Fly – Megan Giddings 
  • Wrath of the Winter Witch: The Unholy Witch Wars – D.L Howard

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