Black History Month – Books Matter

As we stated in the first post, we will be celebrating Black History and wanting to add Black Authors who have created their work to represent Black excellence.

These are just a few of books that I chose but there are so much more, please check out our Black History Month page that has recommendations for Teens, Adults, and Kids. We recommend reading Black Authors’ works ALL year round, not just one month a year.

The stories in Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America give insight to what it is like to be a Black person in America, what it is like being a young Black person and that every person has their own journey and may resonate with you. 

A City Within A City: Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, MI examines the civil rights movement in the North by concentrating on the struggles for equality in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness discusses the complexity of being a Black person that when nearly all institutions claim to value 'diversity' this book shows a powerful account of why our actions fall short of our words.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness explains that slavery and Jim Crow is alive and around today, just within our criminal justice system. This continues to challenge all of us to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

Black Books Matter. Black Voices Matter. Black Futures Matter.