Black History Month: Celebrating and Honoring Black Authors

  • February 23, 2024
Black History Month: Celebrating and Honoring Black Authors - San Antonio Book Festival

As we commemorate Black History Month, we celebrate the contributions of African American authors who have enriched literature with their unique
voices, stories, and perspectives
. For over a decade, the San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) has been a platform for showcasing talented authors nationwide, including many notable figures whose works continue to inspire and resonate with readers.

The SABF, now in its 12th year, remains committed to honoring the literary achievements of Black authors by featuring their works and inviting them to share their insights and experiences. This annual celebration showcases the diversity and richness of African American literature and fosters dialogue and connection among readers, writers, and communities.

Join us in honoring some of SABF’s esteemed authors and poets who have attended the festival in past years. Each has captivated readers with their powerful storytelling and continues to enrich lives and broaden our understanding of the world.

Kiese Laymon, Heavy: An American Memoir (2023) 

Roger Reeves, Best Barbarian (2022)

Howard BryantFull Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field (2021)

Annette Gordon Reed, On Juneteenth (2021)    

Tayari JonesAn American Marriage (2019)

Attica LockeBluebird Bluebird (2018)

Nikki Grimes, One Last Word (2017)

Kaitlyn GreenidgeWe Love You, Charlie Freeman (2016)

Spelile RivasThe Cucuy Stole My Cascarones (2015)

Michael CollinsThe Traveling Queen (2014)

Don TateIt Jes’ Happened (2013)

As we look forward to the 2024 San Antonio Book Festival, we continue to champion Black authors and their contributions to literature, ensuring their voices are heard and their stories are celebrated now and for future generations.

Share Article

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox.
© 2024 The San Antonio Book Festival. All Rights Reserved.
San Antonio Website Design & Development - Backyard Studios
Send this to a friend