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Culture 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title  

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It turns out that books with black in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 50+ good books with black in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles are books about blacks, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word black in the title.

Books with black in the title include Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, Black Boy by Richard Wright, and The Red and the Black by Stendhal. If you have a favorite black book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has black in the name, it belongs on this list.
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Black Like Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
John Howard Griffin

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Inside the black box is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Nathan Rosenberg

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Mark Bowden

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Black Mamba Boy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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The Black Cauldron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Lloyd Alexander

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The Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
James Ellroy

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Elizabeth George Speare

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Black Beauty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Anna Sewell

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Black Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Joyce Carol Oates

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Black Sailor, White Navy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
John Darrell Sherwood

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Little black dress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Loren D. Estleman

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Black mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Nancy Werlin

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Black Boy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Richard Wright

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The black ship is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Dudley Pope

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Blue Days, Black Nights: A Mem... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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The Black Book is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Ian Rankin

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The Red and the Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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The Color of Water: A Black Ma... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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Why Black People Tend to Shout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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Batman: The Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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Black House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
Peter Straub, Stephen King

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The Black Swan: The Impact of ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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Black Hornet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
James Sallis

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The Black Leather Jacket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50+ Good Books With Black in the Title
August Wilson