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50+ Good Books With Black in the Title

Updated July 13, 2020 0 votes 66 voters 5.8k views

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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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Elizabeth George Speare

    First Published1958-12-01

    SubjectsClassics, Children's literature, Connecticut, Friendship, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

    First Published1877-11-24

    SubjectsLiterary, Horse, 19th century, Places, Literary criticism

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 3

    First Published1830-11

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, France, Classics, 19th century

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageFrench Language

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    Inside the Black Box

    Nathan Rosenberg

    First Published1982

    SubjectsSocial science, Labour economics, Finance, Technology, Economic development

    Genres (Book)Business, Economics

  • 5

    First Published2004

    SubjectsEntertainment, California, Gay, Substance dependence, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Memoir

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    The black ship

    Dudley Pope

    SubjectsMilitary history of Britain, Royal Navy, Warfare, Military, British Cuisine

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    Black Hornet

    James Sallis

    SubjectsPolice, Louisiana

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, True crime

  • 9

    First Published1985

    SubjectsPopular culture, Art, Custom, United States of America, Film theory

    Genres (Book)Sociology

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Black Like Me

    John Howard Griffin

    First Published1961

    SubjectsTexas, Demographics of the United States, John Howard Griffin, African American, African American studies

    Genres (Book)Anthropology, Children's literature, Biography, Fiction, Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Black & Blue

    Ian Rankin

    First Published1997

    SubjectsPolice procedural, Mystery

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Black Sunday

    Thomas Harris

    First Published1975

    SubjectsLouisiana, Terrorism

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    First Published1995

    SubjectsRuth McBride Jordan, James McBride

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

  • 14

    SubjectsDemographics of the United States, African American, African American studies, United States of America, History of the United States

    Genres (Book)Sociology

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    The Black Cauldron

    Lloyd Alexander

    First Published1965-06

    SubjectsClassics, Adventure, Folklore

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    SubjectsDemographics of the United States, African American, United States of America, History of the United States

  • 18

    SubjectsDemographics of the United States, Current events, Government, Capitalism, African American

    Genres (Book)Sociology

  • 19
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    Black Box

    Frank X Walker

    SubjectsLiterature, African American, African American studies

    Genres (Book)Poetry

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    First Published2011-11-29

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    Black Water

    Joyce Carol Oates

    First Published1992-05

    SubjectsDrama

    Genres (Book)Music, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22

    First Published1899-10

    Genres (Book)Picture book, Children's literature, Banned Book

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23

    First Published1999-09-01

    SubjectsEpic film

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Black Prince

    Iris Murdoch

    First Published1973

    SubjectsMurder, England

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    First Published1903

    SubjectsHuman rights, African American, English Language, United States of America, Military

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Sociology

    Original LanguageEnglish Language