Black Lit Network

Black Novelists and Wikipedia Pageviews

This animated tree map shows pageviews of 15 novelists from our dataset. Notice the back and forth between James Baldwin, Alex Haley, and Alice Walker between 2015 and 2018, the rise of Octavia Butler in 2018 (she was the subject of a Google Doodle on June 22, 2018), and the swelling of more than 1 million page views for Toni Morrison in August 2019 (the month and year she died).