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Black Authors at Iowa: Books

Created in celebration of Black History Month 2022, this guide showcases the writings of Black Hawkeyes, past and present.

Black Authors at Iowa

Whether coming through the Writers Workshop, creating scholarly research, or documenting activism and involvement, Black authors make the University of Iowa stronger.

Celebrate the successes of Black Hawkeyes past and present with this collection! 


Is the book you want unavailable? Check our holdings for an ebook version or request via Interlibrary Loan.

** This list is always growing! Please share any Black Authors at Iowa that should be on the list with

Fiction and poetry books in the UI Libraries

Scholarly books in the UI Libraries

Creative nonfiction books in the UI Libraries