Caribbeab American Heritage Month

Since 2006, June has been designated as Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. The month-long observance promotes the rich culture and heritage of the Caribbean American people and their contribution to the United States of America.

This book list includes a sampling of literary works of fiction and nonfiction by Caribbean authors and about Caribbean culture and heritage.

Black Cake

by Charmaine Wilkerson

Book of the Little Axe

by Lauren Francis Sharma

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by Marlon James

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

by Sara Collins

Empire's Crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present

by Carrie Gibson

Everything Inside

by Edwidge Danticat

A House for Mr. Biswas

by V. S. Naipaul

Island People : the Caribbean and the world

by Joshua Jelly Schapiro

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

by Ed Kritzler

Love After Love

by Ingrid Persaud

A Million Aunties

by Alecia McKenzie

Moon Witch, Spider King

by Marlon James

Motherland : a Jamaican Cookbook

by Melissa Thompson

Neruda On the Park

by Cleyvis Natera

Of Women and Salt

by Gabriela Garcia


by Candice Carty-Williams

The Republic of Pirates

by Colin Woodard

River Sing Me Home

by Eleanor Shearer

Secrets We Kept

by Krystal A Sital

A Tall History of Sugar

by Curdella Forbes

The Taste of Sugar

by Marisel Vera

A View of the Empire at Sunset

by Caryl Phillips