Song of Solomon is a novel by Toni Morrison that follows the journey of a young African American man named Milkman Dead as he searches for his identity and family history.
Native Son by Richard Wright is a powerful novel that explores the life of Bigger Thomas, a young African American man living in 1930s Chicago, and the consequences of his actions.
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner explores the dark history of the Sutpen family through the perspective of multiple narrators, revealing the destructive consequences of obsession and the legacy of the past.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison explores the devastating effects of racism and societal standards of beauty through the story of a young black girl named Pecola Breedlove.
“Light in August” by William Faulkner explores themes of race, identity, and morality through the intersecting lives of characters in a small Southern town.
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston follows Janie Crawford’s journey of self-discovery and empowerment as she navigates love, loss, and identity in 1930s Florida.
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison follows the journey of an unnamed African American man as he navigates racial prejudice, identity, and the complexities of society in 20th-century America.
Around the World in Eighty Days follows Phileas Fogg as he embarks on a journey to circumnavigate the globe in order to win a wager, facing various challenges and adventures along the way.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner is a complex and experimental novel that explores the decline of the Compson family through the perspectives of its various members.