Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month in the United States and Canada! Here are some suggested readings for the month!

African American History

  • The Black Cowboys by Gina De Angelis (my English 102 students researching the Wild West love this one!)
  • Fifty Black Women who Changed America by Amy Alexandra
  •  In Our Own Image: Treasured African-American Traditions by Patrik Henry Bass and Karen Pugh
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
  • Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America’s First Civil Rights Movement by Fergus M. Bordewich
  • Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr.

African American Fiction (list from Springfield City Library)

  • Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do by Valerie Wilson Wesley
  • B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-on-Black Love Story by James Earl Hardy
  • Bebe’s By Golly Wow! by Yolanda Joe
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry by Connie Briscoe
  • Caught Up in the Rapture by Sheneska Jackson
  • Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair
  • Fed Up With the Fanny by Franklin White
  • Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Good Hair by Benilde Little
  • It’s a Thin Line by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Just As I Am by E. Lynn Harris
  • Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
  • What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

Happy Reading!


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  1. Some of the African American History books sounds really good. I wont’ be able to fit any in this month, but will add to my wish list and maybe later this year or next.

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