Welcome to the online version of my Instagram blog. On Instagram, I post daily quotes from books by Black authors. Online, I also blog the same content, post full-length book reviews share news from the literary world.

Both on Instagram and online, Black Book Quotes is a hub for people to discover and re-discover texts by Black writers—both established and emerging.  Using stylized imagery, timely book selections and thoughtful commentary, I dissipate important and engaging information about the Black literary landscape. Past and present. At home and abroad.



Black Book Quotes was started in November 2015 by Leila Green. Leila is a published fiction writer and holds a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame. Her enthusiasm for Black American and African literature prompted her to begin the blog.  All captions, analyses, and reviews are authored by Leila.