Black History Month

February Is Black History Month!

We have hundreds of books written by African American authors and of African American stories. Be sure to log into Destiny (remote book check out directions on the menu on the left) and check them out!

These are some of my favorites:

Crossover and Booked  by Kwame Alexander

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

Dough Boys and So Done by Paula Chase

New Kid and Class Act by Jerry Craft

For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington

What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Be sure to check out these fantastic non-fiction books:

Separate but Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle by James Haskins

March Book One, March Book Two and March Book Three by John Lewis

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster Mutiny and Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

#Black Lives Matter by Rachel Thomas

Here are some great resources to learn more about the Black Lives Matter Movement:

Black Lives Matter at School

An interview with the founders of BLM

And a few more resources that might be interesting to explore:

A story of 30 famous black Americans who achieved greatness

Here are some interesting virtual events through the Field Museum on Black History Month.