Carole Boston Weatherford and her son, Jeffery Boston Weatherford, craft a portrait of a Black family tree in Kin: Rooted in Hope.
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Learn about one of the first Black nurses in the Civil War in Susie King Taylor: Nurse Teacher & Freedom Fighter, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Candace Buford.
A boy mourning the loss of his father takes a walk in the woods and makes a life-changing discovery in A Walk in the Woods, by Nikki Grimes, Jerry Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.
A young boy realizes his greatness in I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams, written by Tanisia Moore and illustrated by Robert Paul.
How Do You Spell Unfair? Follows MacNolia Cox as she becomes one of the first African Americans to compete at the National Spelling Bee.
Celebrate the beauty and strength of Blackness in You So Black, by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. and London Ladd
Learn about one of the major players in the fight for equality in Love is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement.
Author Willie Mae Brown shares her remembrances in My Selma: True Stories of A Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement.
Lesa Cline-Ransome’s new young adult novel, For Lamb, explores an interracial friendship between two girls in the Jim Crow South.
In time for Black History Month, these books are great ways to learn about the Black community’s past, present and hopes for the future.