February is Black History Month, and these books provide stories to readers of all ages about African-American history and culture. Included in this list are memoirs, children’s picture books and a few pieces of classic literature. Check out these books for inspirational voices of African-American leaders and visionaries!
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Eduction' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora
8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of I Am Enough, this glowing, empowering picture book about a nighttime hide-and-seek game celebrates blackness and self-confidence.
Little one, so calm and so happy, the darkness of the night is yours like the darkness of your skin.
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
A President Obama "O" Book Club pick
ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball.
Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African Americ$26.00ISBN: 9780802125088Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller
Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate$12.99ISBN: 9780062691194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!$16.00ISBN: 9781400033423Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - June 8th, 2004
New York Times Bestseller$13.95ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document.$7.99ISBN: 9780670867332Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996
Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!