14 Excellent Books That Celebrate Black Joy

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In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered books from the past few years as well as upcoming releases that center Black joy. The books on this list span genres — from swoon-worthy romances and feel-good young adult fiction to inspiring memoirs and epic fantasies — but they all celebrate Black adventures, love stories, communities, and friendships. Read on for some excellent fiction and nonfiction titles that can (and should!) be enjoyed year-round.