16 Books We Fell In Love With As Young Black Girls

"There are other girls out there too who are stowing away in their books because the outside world’s not that great."

Meet Marley Dias.

Marley visited the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round to talk about some of the books that have inspired her. Hosts Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu, plus writer Ashley Ford shared their picks as well. Listen here!

These are the books they mentioned:

1. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

2. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

3. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

4. The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

6. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

7. The entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

8. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

9. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

10. Matilda by Roald Dahl

11. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

12. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

13. Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

14. Peanuts by Charles Schulz

15. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

16. Croc On The Rock by Marion Clark

What books inspired you as a kid? Let us know in the comments or tweet at us @AnotherRound!

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