Is This List Representative of #AfricanAmerican #Fiction? #Augusta #Georgia

I picked up a brochure at my local library in Augusta, Georgia entitled African American Fiction Read-A-Likes. The format is If you like X, try A, B, C, …

These are the authors identified as models or prototypes:

I look at these books and don’t see anything I feel like reading. I imagined I would see books of the depth and quality of Bless Me, Ultima, which appears in Chicano Literature lists.

I understand having teen, romance, crime and even erotica, but I get the impression there is nothing weightier in this list. Am I wrong here? Are there some gems here that I’ve overlooked?

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