From Fredrick Douglass’ autobiography to Toni Morrison’s masterpiece Beloved, these books are essential reading. Click for a List of Essential Black History Month Books.
Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Honor their legacy by sharing these books by and about African Americans with your patrons. Click for More Books to Celebrate Black History Month. Click to Learn More About Black History Month. Five Days: The […]
We have compiled a list of fiction and nonfiction titles perfect for your Black History Month display tables—or for your readers’ advisory needs—from current events to debuts perfect for book clubs. Click for More Books for Black History Month.
Celebrate Black History Month with a library display featuring these stories of and by influential African Americans throughout history. Click for More Titles to Celebrate Black History Month.
We’d like to congratulate Kevin Young on his BCALA’s Best Poetry Award, Books of Hours: Poems, (Knopf) and Cynthia Bond for her fiction Honor Book, Ruby: A Novel (Crown Publishing) as well as all of the winners of this year’s Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards, it is such a great honor to be a part of this […]
Remembering the Life of Rosa Parks The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa ParksBy Jeanne Theoharis “We diminish her legacy making it about a single day, a single act,” says this definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examining her six decades of activism and challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. […]
In observance of Black History Month we wanted to bring to you some recently released books that are both moving and inspirational as suggested reads. KING PEGGY: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman The charming real-life fairy tale […]
I had the honor and privilege to attend this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunrise Celebration breakfast at ALA, Midwinter in San Diego with Beacon Press editor/author Dr. Michael Honey editor of one of the latest books in the King Legacy Series from Beacon Press, All Labor Has Dignity. On the way to the […]