Black History Month

Adult Non-Fiction

Redeeming Justice / From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity On Both Sides of A Broken System by Adams, Jarrett
Legacy : A Black Physician Reckons With Racism In Medicine by Blackstock, Uché
The Yellow House by Broom, Sarah M
Just Pursuit : A Black Prosecutor
His Name Is George Floyd : One Man
On Freedom Road : Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings On the Underground Railroad by Goodrich, David M
The Ugly Cry : A Memoir by Henderson, Danielle
How We Fight for Our Lives : A Memoir by Jones, Saeed
Never Caught : the Washingtons
When They Call You A Terrorist : A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by King, Coretta Scott
Desert Rose : the Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King by Bagley, Edythe Scott
Make Change : How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future by King, Shaun
In Peace and Freedom : My Journey In Selma by Lafayette, Bernard
His Truth Is Marching On : John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Meacham, Jon
Civil Rights Queen : Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality by Brown-Nagin, Tomiko
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Theoharis, Jeanne
The Sergeant : the Incredible Life of Nicholas Said: Son of An African General, Slave of the Ottomans, Free Man Under the Tsars, Hero of the Union Army by Calbreath, Dean
VIgilance : the Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad by Diemer, Andrew K
She Came to Slay : the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Ida B. the Queen : the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Duster, Michelle
White Lies : the Double Life of Walter F. White and Americas Darkest Secret by Baime, A. J
Freedom Libraries : the Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans In the South by Selby, Mike
The Race Beat : the Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of A Nation by Roberts, Gene
Let Us Make Men : the Twentieth-Century Black Press and A Manly VIsion for Racial Advancement by Haywood, D
The Black Church : This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr
Hood Feminism : Notes From the Women That A Movement Forgot by Kendall, Mikki
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments : Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Hartman, Saidiya V
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Caste : the Origins of Our Discontents by Wilkerson, Isabel
Between the World and Me by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Begin Again by Glaude, Eddie S. , Jr
How to Be An Antiracist by Kendi, Ibram X
So You Want to Talk About Race by Oluo, Ijeoma
Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You by Reynolds, Jason
Requiem for the Massacre : A Black History On the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Young, R. J
Slavery by Another Name : the Re-Enslavement of Black People In America From the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon. by Blackmon, Douglas A
My Bondage and My Freedom. by Douglass, Frederick
Barracoon : the Story of the Last "black Cargo" by Hurston, Zora Neale
The Black Panthers : Portraits From An Unfinished Revolution by
Power to the People : the World of the Black Panthers by Shames, Stephen
Julian Bond
Freedom Now! : Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle by Berger, Martin A
Saying It Loud : 1966--the Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement by Whitaker, Mark
Lighting the Fires of Freedom : African American Women In the Civil Rights Movement by Bell, Janet Dewart
The Devil You Know : A Black Power Manifesto by Blow, Charles M
On the Road to Freedom : A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail by Cobb, Charles E. , Jr
Lift Your Voice : How My Nephew George Floyd
Across That Bridge : Life Lessons and A VIsion for Change by Lewis, John
Hands Up, Don
The Blood of Emmett Till by Tyson, Timothy B
Upending the IVory Tower : Civil Rights, Black Power, and the IVy League by Bradley, Stefan M
Little Rock : Race and Resistance At Central High School by Anderson, Karen
Every Tongue Got to Confess : Negro Folk-Tales From the Gulf States by Hurston, Zora Neale
Hidden Figures : the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Shetterly, Margot Lee
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot, Rebecca
The Black Experience In Design : Identity, Expression & Reflection by Berry, Anne H
Music Is History by Questlove
Just As I Am : A Memoir by Tyson, Cicely
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Showdown : Jfk and the Integration of the Washington Redskins by Smith, Thomas G
Floyd Patterson : A Boxer and A Gentleman by Levy, Alan Howard
The Hill We Climb : An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Gorman, Amanda
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She Memes Well : Essays by Brunson, Quinta
Chi Boy : Native Sons and Chicago Reckonings by Norris, Keenan
The Black History Book by
Driving the Green Book : A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance by Hall, Alvin D
Roots by Haley, Alex
The 1619 Project : A New Origin Story by
"we Return Fighting" : the Civil Rights Movement In the Jazz Age by Schneider, Mark R
Black Archives : A Photographic Celebration of Black Life by Cherlise, Renata
Four Hundred Souls : A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by
Black Af History : the Un-Whitewashed Story of America by Harriot, Michael
Lift Every Voice : the Naacp and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement by Sullivan, Patricia
Overground Railroad : the Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel In America by Taylor, Candacy A
Kennedy and King : the President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights by Levingston, Steven
We Were Eight Years In Power : An American Tragedy by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Barack Before Obama : Life Before the Presidency by Katz, David
We Refuse to Forget : A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power by Gayle, Caleb
A Nation Under Our Feet : Black Political Struggles In the Rural South, From Slavery to the Great Migration by Hahn, Steven
The Black History of the White House by Lusane, Clarence
Nobody Turn Me Around : A People
Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama : the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by McWhorter, Diane
Built From the Fire : the Epic Story of Tulsa
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander, Michelle
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Angelou, Maya
The Souls of Black Folk by Du Bois, W. E. B
The Classic Slave Narratives by
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood by Noah, Trevor
Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Stevenson, Bryan
Black Birds In the Sky : the Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Colbert, Brandy
Black Radical : the Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Greenidge, Kerri
The Dead Are Arising : the Life of Malcolm X by Payne, Les

Adult Fiction

Americanah by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Black buck by Askaripour, Mateo
The mothers : a novel by Bennett, Brit
The vanishing half by Bennett, Brit
The water dancer : a novel by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Freshwater by Emezi, Akwaeke
Who fears death by Okorafor, Nnedi
The conductors by Glover, Nicole
Transcendent kingdom by Gyasi, Yaa
The sweetness of water by Harris, Nathan
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Hurston, Zora Neale
The city we became by Jemisin, N. K.
Caul baby : a novel by Jerkins, Morgan
Palmares by Jones, Gayl
An American marriage by Jones, Tayari
Luster by Leilani, Raven
How beautiful we were : a novel by Mbue, Imbolo
The bluest eye by Morrison, Toni.
Such a fun age : a novel by Reid, Kiley.
The deep by Solomon, Rivers.
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Ward, Jesmyn
Saving Ruby King by West, Catherine Adel
The nickel boys : a novel by Whitehead, Colson
The underground railroad : a novel by Whitehead, Colson
Seven days in June : a novel by Williams, Tia
Red at the bone by Woodson, Jacqueline
Friday black by Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame
Kindred by Butler, Octavia E.
Homegoing : a novel by Gyasi, Yaa
Beloved : a novel by Morrison, Toni.
Honey girl by Rogers, Morgan.
This close to okay : a novel by Cross-Smith, Leesa
Act your age, Eve Brown : a novel by Hibbert, Talia.
Things fall apart by Achebe, Chinua.
Children of blood and bone by Adeyemi, Tomi
The prophets by Jones, Jr, Robert.

Young Adult Fiction & Graphic Novel

Felix ever after by Callender, Kacen
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Reynolds, Jason
The crossover by Alexander, Kwame
Black Panther.  Long live the king by Okorafor, Nnedi
Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation by Duffy, Damian
March.   Book One by Lewis, John
Nubia.  Real one by McKinney, L. L.
Run.   Book one by Lewis, John
The gilded ones by Forna, Namina.
Concrete rose by Thomas, Angie.
Clap when you land by Acevedo, Elizabeth
Dear Martin by Stone, Nic
The hate u give by Thomas, Angie
Punching the air by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
Ace of spades by Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah.
The Black Flamingo by Atta, Dean
Black enough : stories of being young & black in America by
Legendborn by Deonn, Tracy
Dread nation by Ireland, Justina.
White smoke by Jackson, Tiffany D.
This is my America by Johnson, Kim
You should see me in a crown by Johnson, Leah  (Young adult author)
Akata witch by Okorafor, Nnedi
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Reynolds, Jason
On the come up by Thomas, Angie
Angel of Greenwood by Pink, Randi.
Happily ever afters by Bryant, Elise
Reaper of souls : kingdom of souls trilogy, book 2 by Barron, Rena.
Skin of the sea by Bowen, Natasha
The awakening of Malcolm X : a novel by Shabazz, Ilyasah.
The stars and the blackness between them by Petrus, Junauda.

Children’s Non-Fiction

March forward, girl : from young warrior to Little Rock Nine by Beals, Melba
Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Mae among the stars by Ahmed, Roda
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Meltzer, Brad
Schomburg : the man who built a library by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Harriet Tubman : toward freedom by Taylor, Whit
Molly, by golly! : the legend of Molly Williams, America
The undefeated by Alexander, Kwame
I have a dream by King, Martin Luther,  Jr.
Preaching to the chickens : The story of young John Lewis by Asim, Jabari
Lift every voice and sing : a celebration of the African American national anthem by Johnson, James Weldon
The roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop by Weatherford, Carole Boston
Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets by Alexander, Kwame
Little leaders : bold women in black history by Harrison, Vashti
The 1619 Project : born on the water by Hannah-Jones, Nikole
Becoming Muhammad Ali : a novel by Patterson, James
I am brave : a little book about Martin Luther King, Jr. by Meltzer, Brad
A place to land by Wittenstein, Barry
She persisted: Harriet Tubman by Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Children’s Fiction & Picture Books

The crossover by Alexander, Kwame
Isaiah Dunn is my hero by Baptist, Kelly J.
Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky by Mbalia, Kwame
Genesis begins again by Williams, Alicia
Brown girl dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline.
I am brown by Banker, Ashok
I am every good thing by Barnes, Derrick
Crown : an ode to the fresh cut by Barnes, Derrick D.
Brown baby lullaby by Brown, Tameka Fryer
I am enough by Byers, Grace
All because you matter by Charles, Tami
Hair love by Cherry, Matthew A.
Overground railroad by Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Mixed me! by Diggs, Taye
Magnificent homespun brown : a celebration by Doyon, Samara Cole
I, too, am America by Hughes, Langston
Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters by Obama, Barack.
Tar Beach by Ringgold, Faith
I promise by James, LeBron.
Black is a rainbow color by Joy, Angela
Sing a song : how Lift Every Voice and Sing inspired generations by Lyons, Kelly Starling
Hands up! by McDaniel, Breanna J.
Princess hair by Miller, Sharee  (Illustrator)
Sulwe by Nyong
Hey black child by Perkins, Useni Eugene
Your name is a song by Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah