Black History Month

Adult Non-Fiction

Desert rose : the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King by Bagley, Edythe Scott.
We're better than this : my fight for the future of our democracy by Cummings, Elijah
How we fight for our lives : a memoir by Jones, Saeed
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
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.
Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement by Lewis, John
His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope by Meacham, Jon
The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Theoharis, Jeanne.
Black radical : the life and times of William Monroe Trotter by Greenidge, Kerri
Ida B. the queen : the extraordinary life and legacy of Ida B. Wells by Duster, Michelle
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'Weston
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
Charleston syllabus : readings on race, racism, and racial violence by
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement by Else, Jon
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 three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation by Tubbs, Anna Malaika
The Black Panthers : portraits from an unfinished revolution by
Power to the people : the world of the Black Panthers by Shames, Stephen
Julian Bond's time to teach : a history of the southern civil rights movement by Bond, Julian
Freedom now! : forgotten photographs of the civil rights struggle by Berger, Martin A.
Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights by Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan
Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the civil rights movement by Bell, Janet Dewart
On the road to freedom : a guided tour of the civil rights trail by Cobb, Charles E.,  Jr.
The civil rights movement : a photographic history, 1954-68 by Kasher, Steven.
The thunder of angels : the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow by Williams, Donnie
Across that bridge : life lessons and a vision for change by Lewis, John
Hands up, don't shoot : why the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore matter, and how they changed America by Cobbina, Jennifer
The blood of Emmett Till by Tyson, Timothy B.
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Alexander, Michelle
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
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 source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations by Morrison, Toni
Roots by Haley, Alex.
"We return fighting" : the civil rights movement in the jazz age by Schneider, Mark R.
Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow by Gates, Henry Louis,  Jr.
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
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's history of the 1963 march on Washington by Euchner, Charles C.
Carry me home : Birmingham, Alabama : the climactic battle of the civil rights revolution by McWhorter, Diane.
I know why the caged bird sings by Angelou, Maya.
The souls of Black folk by Du Bois, W. E. B.
The autobiography of Malcolm X by X, Malcolm
The classic slave narratives by
March.   Book One by Lewis, John
March.   Book two by Lewis, John
March.   Book three by Lewis, John
The hill we climb :  an inaugural poem for the country by Gorman, Amanda

Adult Fiction

Americanah by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
The vanishing half by Bennett, Brit
The water dancer : a novel by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Who fears death by Okorafor, Nnedi
Transcendent kingdom by Gyasi, Yaa
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.
An American marriage by Jones, Tayari
Luster by Leilani, Raven
The bluest eye by Morrison, Toni.
Such a fun age : a novel by Reid, Kiley.
Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Ward, Jesmyn
The nickel boys : a novel by Whitehead, Colson
The underground railroad : a novel by Whitehead, Colson
Red at the bone by Woodson, Jacqueline
White tears brown scars : how white feminism betrays women of color by Hamad, Ruby
Friday black by Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame
Kindred by Butler, Octavia E.
Homegoing : a novel by Gyasi, Yaa
Beloved : a novel by Morrison, Toni.
Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation by Duffy, Damian


Ali by
Bamboozled by
Birth of a movement : [the battle against America
BlacKkKlansman by
The color purple by
Detroit by
Dreamgirls by
Glory by
Glory road by
The Great War by
Harriet by
If Beale street could talk by
Jackie Robinson by
John Lewis . : good trouble by
Mahogany by
Marshall by
Monsters and men by
The march : the story of the greatest march in American history by
A raisin in the sun by
Remember the Titans by
Roots by
Slavery by another name by
Step : [a real life story] by
Street fight by
Their eyes were watching God by

Young Adult Fiction

Felix ever after by Callender, Kacen
The gilded ones by Forna, Namina.
Black Panther.  Long live the king by Okorafor, Nnedi
Clap when you land by Acevedo, Elizabeth
Monster by Myers, Walter Dean
Dear Martin by Stone, Nic
The hate u give by Thomas, Angie
The Black Flamingo by Atta, Dean
Black enough : stories of being young & black in America by
Dread nation by Ireland, Justina.
This is my America by Johnson, Kim
You should see me in a crown by Johnson, Leah  (Young adult author)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Reynolds, Jason
Concrete rose by Thomas, Angie.
Punching the air by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Children’s Non Fiction

George Washington Carver : scientist and inventor by McKissack, Pat
March forward, girl : from young warrior to Little Rock Nine by Beals, Melba
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song by Golio, Gary
Through my eyes by Bridges, Ruby.
Coretta : the story of Coretta Scott King by Vivian, Octavia B.
Mae among the stars by Ahmed, Roda
Be a king : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you by Weatherford, Carole Boston
The story of civil rights hero John Lewis by Haskins, James
Rosa by Giovanni, Nikki.
Schomburg : the man who built a library by Weatherford, Carole Boston
The slave who went to Congress by Gaillard, Frye
Molly, by golly! : the legend of Molly Williams, America's first female firefighter by Ochiltree, Dianne.
Carter reads the newspaper by Hopkinson, Deborah
The undefeated by Alexander, Kwame
I have a dream by King, Martin Luther,  Jr.
Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery by Huey, Lois Miner
Let the children march by Clark-Robinson, Monica
The youngest marcher : the story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a young civil rights activist by Levinson, Cynthia
We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Levinson, Cynthia.
Twelve days in May : Freedom Ride 1961 by Brimner, Larry Dane
If you were a kid during the civil rights movement by Hooks, Gwendolyn
Locked up for freedom : civil rights protesters at the Leesburg Stockade by Schwartz, Heather E.
Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott by Freedman, Russell.
Preaching to the chickens : The story of young John Lewis by Asim, Jabari
Living through the Civil Rights Movement by McNeilly, Linden
Nonviolent resistance in the civil rights movement by Terp, Gail
Cracking the wall : the struggles of the Little Rock Nine by Lucas, Eileen.
Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets by Alexander, Kwame
Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present by Wilson, Jamia
Little legends : exceptional men in black history by Harrison, Vashti
Little leaders : bold women in black history by Harrison, Vashti
Brave. Black. First. : 50+ African American women who changed the world by Hudson, Cheryl Willis
28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world by Smith, Charles R.,  Jr.
Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation by Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice by Hoose, Phillip M.

Children’s Fiction & Picture Books

Ty's travels : all aboard! by Lyons, Kelly Starling
One crazy summer by Williams-Garcia, Rita
Brown girl dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline
Loretta Little looks back : three voices go tell it! : a monologue novel by Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Revolution by Wiles, Deborah
Brown girl dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline.
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki
Betty before X by Shabazz, Ilyasah
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
Imani's moon by Brown-Wood, JaNay
I am enough by Byers, Grace
All because you matter by Charles, Tami
Hair love by Cherry, Matthew A.
Mixed me! by Diggs, Taye
Magnificent homespun brown : a celebration by Doyon, Samara Cole
I, too, am America by Hughes, Langston
Tar Beach by Ringgold, Faith
I promise by James, LeBron.
Black is a rainbow color by Joy, Angela
Hands up! by McDaniel, Breanna J.
Princess hair by Miller, Sharee  (Illustrator)
Lubaya's quiet roar by Nelson, Marilyn
Sulwe by Nyong'o, Lupita
Hey black child by Perkins, Useni Eugene
Mommy's khimar by Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
Your name is a song by Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah