Black-ish is the primetime TV show we can’t get enough of. With its brilliant humor and real-life situations, we can’t help but want more. These books are our go-to when we need our fix.

The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis

In her first memoir, the co-star of Black-ish reveals the dreams of a young midwestern girl and her climb to the top. Diving into her own struggles with bipolar and sex addiction, this honest look into Lewis’s life is an intimate portrayal of a real woman in the everchanging entertainment industry.

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy M.D.

Damon Tweedy never thought he would face discrimination in medical school but in his memoir, he explores the ways in which both black patients and doctors are treated differently. Seeing it from both a doctor’s point of view and a patient’s, Tweedy will discover the shocking truth about healthcare and the way race affects the way we give and receive treatment.

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

When the mysterious Nero Golden and his family move into an idyllic community in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood can’t help but be intrigued. The three sons all have intricate pasts and hidden secrets and when neighbor René gets involved in their lives, he will find himself in the middle of their betrayals, crimes and infidelities.

Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair by William Evans

Focused on his life as an African American man in the United States, Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair tackles the difficulties he has faced and the trials and tribulations his family encountered years before. Brutally honest, this poetry collection is filled with memories from Evans’ childhood, bringing a revolutionary voice to the poetry world. 

*Disclosure: The links above are affiliate links. These picks are editorially selected, but if you purchase, She Reads may get something in return. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.