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15 New Books by Women of Color You Should Buy This Women’s History Month

Rebecca Freund

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It’s important to celebrate women writers who continue to break new ground in the literary world with powerful, thrilling, and brutally honest storytelling. In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to help you with your 2022 TBR list with 15 new reads by women of color who are revitalizing literature with stories that are meant to be celebrated.

There are so many books we could choose from. But these 15 can honestly be a great foundation to build on as you curate your own library of inclusive literature, putting a spotlight on women of color and the perspectives they bring to the literary form. These books range from steamy and sexy reads like Amy Lea’s Set On You to heart-pounding thrillers like Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley. Regardless of the book you choose, we have no doubt you won’t put these page-turners down any time soon.

One of the best ways we can comprehend lived experiences unlike ours is by reading and listening. These novels offer the opportunity to bear witness to an array of experiences, all from the minds of women of color who created their characters and built worlds they inhabit. Women’s History Month is the perfect time to uplift voices that have historically been siloed. Let these books be your guide to new worlds, experiences, and perspectives that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. Check out our round-up of new books by women of color you should buy this Women’s History Month!

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