Amazon is having a massive sale on MLK Jr.-inspired titles — but only for today

Izabella Zaydenberg
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A can't-miss sale. (Photo: Amazon)
A can't-miss sale. (Photo: Amazon)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon just slashed the prices of over two dozen books celebrating Black history and stories in America. Encompassing both nonfiction and fiction works, the sale includes both paperback and hardcover titles (that’s right, not just books accessible on a Kindle device). And you can save up to 60 percent.

The one-day sale ends tonight, so get a move on — unlike Kindle sales, stock is limited. Plus, if you’ve made a resolution to read more in 2021 — even better, from a diverse roster of authors — this is your chance to make good on your promise to yourself.

Keep scrolling for some of the titles on sale, and be sure to act fast.

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

This classic deserves a place on every bookshelf across the country. (Photo: Amazon)
This classic deserves a place on every bookshelf across the country. (Photo: Amazon)

This classic — published in 1963 —consists of two letters, and examines the racial injustice that plagues the nation to this day. It’s evocative, powerful, and a must-read. Bring your pen and Post-Its — you’ll want to take notes.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Named one of the best books of the decade by Time. (Photo: Amazon)
Named one of the best books of the decade by Time. (Photo: Amazon)

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a powerful and poignant tale of two Black boys sentenced to a reform school in 1960s Florida. The 2019 novel highlights a slice of history you’re sure to never forget.

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

The tale is Amazon's Editor's Pick for best thriller of the year. (Photo: Amazon)
The tale is Amazon's Editor's Pick for best thriller of the year. (Photo: Amazon)

This best-selling novel follows a getaway driver who finds himself being drawn into a can’t-miss heist. The tale, set against a Southern noir backdrop, is riddled with plenty of twists and turns — you won’t be able to put it down.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Everyone needs to read this. (Photo: Amazon)
Everyone needs to read this. (Photo: Amazon)

There’s a reason this best-seller was near-impossible to get your hands on this year — it’s a must-read for anyone looking to learn about the history of Black oppression in America, and how deep the roots of systemic racism run in the country. You’ll want to share it with everyone you know.

Luster by Raven Leilani

An evocative read. (Photo: Amazon)
An evocative read. (Photo: Amazon)

This best-seller is so brilliant, Barack Obama declared it one of his favorite books of 2020. The novel follows Edie, a twenty-something Brooklynite, as she navigates modern-day sexual and racial politics.

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