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11 Books By Black Authors That Were Later Adapted Into Movies

A good way to celebrate all the magic of Black History Month is by reading up on some classic novels and watching their film adaptations.

A good way to celebrate all the magic of Black History Month is by reading up on some classic novels and watching their film adaptations. While some are absolute tearjerkers, these are all masterfully written novels — and the films are really great too. Below you'll find some of my favorites.

1. Waiting to Exhale

2. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

3. Hidden Figures

4. Precious (Push)

5. For Colored Girls

6. The Pursuit of Happyness

7. The Color Purple

8. Beloved

9. Fences

10. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

11. Think Like a Man

Of all these Black novels and films, how many have you read or seen? And what are your favorite Black-authored novels that you want to see adapted for the screen? Let us know in the comments!

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