These synopses are from books that I’ve read from start to finish that were written by black authors and other people of color. Knowing that all media forces us to consume ideas and concepts that we may not otherwise been exposed to, I choose to consume media that has been produced by black authors. Books written by black authors lift up black characters, share black experiences and embrace black culture. In these novels blacks aren’t the criminals or the token person of color, they are a full individual with a story that is told in beautifully captured detail. In the academic texts African and African American scholars focus on issues directly related to the black community and the black experience, the also provide explanations and solutions that we all need to be aware of. These books are enriching and inspiring. I encourage all black people to consume black media, it is more fulfilling and inspiring than any other type of entertainment you’ll find otherwise.