Check out this list of books that I compiled for one of my teachers who was looking for a list of modern classics to lead her mostly black and brown AP English students to for additional study. It’s important for representation and it’s important because these books are just as good as the “canon” that gets stale after a while. We must also remember that the canon is mostly white men because it was selected by mostly white men and white, straight men don’t have the monopoly on literature. Read something a with a bit more teeth and read it from a different perspective. Note: The descriptions of the books were pulled from their Amazon profiles.