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Display: Black History Month 2023

Black History Month

Check out our display in the lobby for historically and culturally

relevant books to read during Black History Month (or any time of the year)!

Click on a cover to learn more about the book.


History and Social Justice

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America  Between the World and Me   The 1619 Project  Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice  We Were Eight Years In Power   


Biographies and Essays

The Origin of Others  The Autobiography of Malcolm X  Sister Outsider  My Bondage and My Freedom  The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.


Fiction and Poetry

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou  Parable of the Sower  Coal  Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s   Waiting to Exhale 



The Creation of Jazz  Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop  Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll  Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience  Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s


Film and Performing Arts

Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh  Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood  Beyond Blaxploitation  Movies in the Age of Obama: The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema  Sistuhs in the Struggle: An Oral History of Black Arts Movement Theater and Performance



Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer the World?  March: Book One   Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest  Encyclopedia of Black Comics


Young Adult

The Chosen One: A First Generation Ivy League Odyssey  The Only Black Girls in Town  After Tupac and D Foster  Black Girl Unlimited  The First Part Last


Children's Books 

Hair Love  The Snowy Day  Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress  Tar Beach  Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans 

We Are The Ship  The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963  Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like a Firebird  All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom   I, Too, Am America