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List of the best James Baldwin books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Baldwin is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. One of the best African-American writers of all time, Baldwin's work often focuses on issues of race and class in Western society. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Baldwin who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list includes Go Tell It on the Mountain, Another Country, and more books. What are James Baldwin's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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Giovanni's Room is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Giovanni's Room James Baldwin

The Best James Baldwin Quotes The Best Books About Sex

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Go Tell It on the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books

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Notes of a Native Son is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Notes of a Native Son James Baldwin

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Another Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Another Country James Baldwin

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No Name in the Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
No Name in the Street James Baldwin

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The Evidence of Things Not See... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books

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Just Above My Head is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Just Above My Head James Baldwin

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If Beale Street Could Talk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books

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Little Man Little Man: A Story... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books

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Going to Meet the Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Going to Meet the Man James Baldwin

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The Price of the Ticket is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
The Price of the Ticket James Baldwin

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The Devil Finds Work is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
The Devil Finds Work James Baldwin

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The Fire Next Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
The Fire Next Time James Baldwin

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Blues for Mister Charlie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Blues for Mister Charlie James Baldwin

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Nobody Knows My Name is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
Nobody Knows My Name James Baldwin

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A Rap on Race is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
A Rap on Race Margaret Mead, James Baldwin

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The Amen Corner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
The Amen Corner James Baldwin

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Tell Me How Long the Train's B... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books

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One day, when I was lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books
One day, when I was lost James Baldwin

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The Cross of Redemption: Uncol... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Baldwin Books