How To Be Black is a book written by Baratunde Thurston. It combines personal memoir, interviews, irreverent how-to, and resource guides to meet every reader’s blackness needs, this book offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be The Black Friend” to “How to Be The (Next) Black President” to “How to Celebrate Black History Month.”

The core message of the book is, of course, not to convert you into a black person or administer some sort of blackness authenticity exam. Instead, it’s to explore issues of race and identity through humor and story.