The Stories Every Writer Should Read From Writers of Color


Their Eyes Were Watching God

Writing in the early part of the 20th century, with a black female protagonist, what can Their Eyes Were Watching God we teach us about the hero’s journey and about who gets excluded from that narrative arc.

Sing, Unburied, sing

A road trip, a little magic, and a few ghosts of the past combine in this National Book Award Winner. This novel is almost a blueprint for creating a modern, literary masterpiece.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years. Children have been conceived, born, and learned to walk and talk in the time this novel has been the bestselling young adult book in the country. What can Angie Thomas teach us about current events and how to write about them.