February 4, 2019
10 Reading Ideas for Black History Month
I hope you are inspired by reading ideas for Black History Month! Have you read any of these titles? Please add your recommendations in the comments.
Books are listed in no particular order. Titles are Amazon affiliate links and you will find some links to reviews (most I read before I began the blog). *This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (historical fiction, family multi generational saga)
This book is ambitious in its structure and memorable in its story telling….it hasn’t received enough attention! 5 Stars.
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (combination of history and narrative nonfiction). Ambitious history of black migration across the U.S. from post Civil War to the 1970s. 4 Stars (heavy on history….the three personal stories are memorable and heartfelt). A must read.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (historical fiction, slavery) and the sequel Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (historical fiction, passing as white). Both 5 Stars.
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M Draper (middle grade historical fiction, racial tension). 4 Stars.
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success by Sampson Davis (middle grade, biography/memoir). 4 Stars.
Did you find a book to add to your TBR?
Share your own recommendations in comments!