The best self-help books for black women

As a Black woman, investing in inspirational books for black women is extremely important. Representation matters. Whether you are itching to read black self-help books on black womanhood or find healing books by black authors, you’re in the right place. Enjoy this list of self-help books for black women and please share it with a friend you know that would appreciate it.

Where was this self-love book for black women in my life when I was writing about the importance of radical self-care for black women? Aside from the eye-catching cover, the vibrant colors match the theme of the book: body positivity while embracing your body.

The Body is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

What Happened To You

This book dives into trauma, healing, and resilience while inviting others to take into account childhood trauma. A great read with additional expertise and guidance by a clinical professional, this is top among healing books by black authors.

Bruce D. Perry / Oprah Winfrey

The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself. For anyone dealing with the struggle to speak up for yourself or for those who tend to people please, add this to your list of self-help books by black authors today! 

Set Boundaries, Find Peace

Nedra Glover Tawwab

This book makes you feel seen and remarkably supported. I can count on one hand how many self-love books by black authors I've read that speak directly to Black women loving themselves. I love a book that gets right to the meat and potatoes of African American women's needs.

Black Girl In Love (With Herself)

Trey Anthony

for those who have experienced unfair treatment in the workplace compared to their white counterparts, this black self-help book is for you. Read Right Within if you need the tools to help you navigate those very white spaces while inviting healing as well.

Right Within

Minda Harts

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