Books for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. This month we recognize and celebrate the past, present and future of Black people and their stories. For 2021, the Black History Month theme is “The Future Is Now.”

This month and always, we encourage members to be engaged and educated by reading books about and from the Black community. Find recommendations below.

Children’s
Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner
print | eBook
A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary Of Julia May Jackson by Karleen Bradford
print | eBook
Wilma Rudolph by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
print
Muhammad Ali by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
print
Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
print
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
print | audiobook
Oscar Lives Next Door by Bonnie Farmer
print | eBook
Malaika’s Costume by Nadia L. Hohn
print | eBook

Young Adult Fiction:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
print | large print | audiobook | eBook | DVD | Blu-ray
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
print | audiobook | eBook
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
print | eBook
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
print
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
print
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
print | eBook
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
print | eBook
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
print
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
print | eBook
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
print | eBook
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
print | audiobook | eBook

Adult Fiction Titles:
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
print | audiobook | eBook
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
print | large print | eBook
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
print | large print | eBook
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
print | large print | audiobook | eBook
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
print | large print | audiobook | eBook

Adult Non-fiction Titles:
I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy
print | eBook
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
print | audiobook | eBook
The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole
print | audiobook | eBook
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
print | audiobook | eBook
How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
print

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