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Books with Black Females as Lead Characters

We all love to read a book with characters similar to ourselves. The fun that they have, the friends they hang around, the ups and downs of life are all similar to our own experiences. These featured titles discuss different aspects of Black women's lives. 

Waiting to Exhale By: Terry McMillan
Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria, and Robin are a group of four middle-aged black women who tell their very different stories. Their attempts to balance family, work, and a love life leave them all “waiting to exhale.” They lean on each other in the hardest times and remember to once in a while take a break to enjoy each other. Although your story may not be the exact same, I am sure you are able to relate to at least one of these four women’s situations. Read to find out which character you have the most in common with.  

A Day Late and a Dollar Short By: Terry McMillan
When people say the word family different ideas may come to mind. Some may have more positive thoughts, others not so much. In this book ,Viola is trying her hardest to keep it together. As the mother of the family, she knows the ins and outs of what is going on in the lives of her four children with each child needing something different. Read to find out how this family fairs through it all. 

I Almost Forgot About You By: Terry McMillan
Dr. Georgia Young has had a pretty decent, not perfect life. She is a successful optometrist who has two lovely daughters, one from each of her previous marriages. One day she wonders if she is living the way she really wants to and what happened to the once lovers she had in the past. She decides to rethink her career and to find those who were once a really important part of her life. Read to find out what she almost forgot. 

God Help the Child By: Toni Morrison
Bride has survived a mother who did not provide her with the best emotional upbringing to become successful. She tries not to let her negative experiences get in the way of her life but they somehow seem to. Though she knows she is worthy of love she is fearful that she is pushing her lover away. Read to find out how it all ends for Bride.

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat By: Edward Moore
How many of us can say we are still close to friends from high school four decades later? The three main characters in this story can. They have survived plenty of pitfalls and the upcoming year will prove to be another challenge. No matter what is going on, they are sure to meet at this diner on Sundays to catch up. Enjoy this novel that reminds us what true friendship is.