12 Black Health and Wellness Books

As we approach Black History Month; it's important to remember that we're still in a pandemic that has affected us all in many ways. In order to be a vessel to our communities we need to help and nurture ourselves. This month's "challenge," is to read at minimum one of these black health and wellness books. Select the month you were born & pick the book that corresponds. Throughout the month share your insight and final month reflection with us . 

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January  The big book of Soul

By: Stephanie Rose Bird 

A cultural reference for African Americans, with an in-depth examination of the source of soul and how it is expressed today in spiritual practices, music, arts, and even recipes.

link: https://amzn.to/3KXTIg3



February: Feeding the Soul

By: Tabitha Brown

Actress, vegan superstar, and "America's Mom" Tabitha Brown offers inspirational life lessons in her warm, charismatic voice.

link:   https://amzn.to/3HkrPg6


March: The deepest Well

By: Nadine Burke Harris

A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in this book will represent vitally important hope for change.

Link: https://amzn.to/3Hb7KZr


April: Grieving while Black

By: Breeshia Wade

A groundbreaking exploration of grief and racial trauma through the eyes of a Black end-of-life caregiver.

Link:  https://amzn.to/33Y6A5j


May: More than Enough

By: Elaine Welteroth

Part-manifesto, part-memoir, from the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue, an exploration of what it means to come into your own--on your own terms

Link: https://amzn.to/3IUki8a


June: Year of Yes

By: Shonda Rhimes 

In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too.

Link: https://amzn.to/32JAKbE


July: You Are the best thing

By: Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Featuring contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more.



August: The unapologetic Guide

By: Rheeda Walker PhD 

An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.



September: The body is not an apology : The power of radical self love

By: Sonya Renee Taylor

This pioneering bestseller has become a rallying cry for a movement of radical self-love--the second edition shows readers how to grow the movement from self to systems and includes empowering stories from Sonya Renee Taylor's travels around the world.

Link: https://amzn.to/34k17FB


October: Black Fatigue

By: Mary-Frances WintersRobin Miles, et al.

This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people--and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.

Link: https://amzn.to/3s6HWaE


November: Black Health Matters

By: Walker Jr. MD, Richard W.

It's no secret that the Black community tops the list of groups afflicted by hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, and cancer. What the statistics do not show is the pain, misery, and despair that these conditions create--not only for the individual but also for family and friends. As an African-American doctor, Dr. Richard Walker has studied these conditions among his patients for many years. Now Dr. Walker offers a number of commonsense ways to prevent, manage, and possibly eliminate these killers, turning the tide of African-American health.

Link: https://amzn.to/3ANfgqZ


December: The Path made clear

By: Oprah Winfrey 

In her latest book, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life's detours are there to teach us.

Link: https://amzn.to/340Elmy


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