10,000 Experiences: Read a book by a BIPOC author

Looking for help finishing your 10,000 Experiences summer reading challenges? Check out these recommendation from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color) authors .

Updated May 30, 2024
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Age of Vice
Kapoor, Deepti
Paper Book
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Oprah Daily and NPR! "Dazzling...Finally free from the book's grip, now all I want to do is get others hooked."--...
Black Cake
Wilkerson, Charmaine
Paper Book
NOW A HULU STREAMING SERIES * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY * Two estranged siblings delve into their mother's hidden past--and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake--in this immersive family saga, "a...
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Yong, Ed
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A "thrilling" (The New York Times), "dazzling" (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize-winning science...
Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World
Cooper, Christian
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER . Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up. "Wondrous . . ....
How much of these hills is gold
Zhang, C Pam
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020  LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE...
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Tan, Sue Lynn
Paper Book
The acclaimed national and international bestseller "Epic, romantic, and enthralling from start to finish."--Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series "An all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its...
Chain Gang All Stars
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR * FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION * A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from...
You Dreamed of Empires
Enrigue, Alvaro
Paper Book
"Enrigue's genius lies in his ability to bring readers close to its tangled knot of priests, mercenaries, warriors and princesses while adding a pinch of biting humor." --Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Los Angeles Times "Riotously entertaining... A triumph of solemnity...
Sisters of the Lost Nation
Medina, Nick
Paper Book
Named a Most Anticipated Book by Barnes and Noble∙BuzzFeed ∙ GoodReads∙ Book Riot∙ CrimeReads∙ Ms. Magazine ∙ SheReads ∙ Amazon Editor's Pick ∙ Tor.com∙ and more! A young Native girl's hunt for...
The Emperor and the Endless Palace: A Romantasy Novel (Original)
Huang, Justinian
Paper Book
"A sweeping triumph in queer romance." -Booklist "What if I told you that the feeling we call love is actually the feeling of metaphysical recognition, when your soul remembers someone from a previous life?" In the year 4 BCE, an ambitious...
The Covenant of Water
Verghese, Abraham
Paper Book
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in...
Thunder Song: Essays
Lapointe, Sasha
Paper Book
"Blending beautiful family history with her own personal memories, LaPointe's writing is a ballad against amnesia, and a call to action for healing, for decolonization, for hope." --Elle The author of the award-winning memoir Red Paint returns with a razor-sharp, clear...
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Zevin, Gabrielle
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Sam and Sadie--two college friends, often in love, but never lovers--become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It...

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