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Great Fiction Reads for Black History Month

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Because we are library workers – there will be a booklist! Celebrate Black History Month with some of the best fiction by Black authors from 2020-21. These recommended titles represent a variety of diverse perspectives across different literary genres. Where available, a link to the Toronto Public Library has been provided to reserve a copy in a variety of formats.  Happy reading!

       

      

     

      

     

    

     

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