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Black History Month: Books

February is designated as Black History Month. It is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

Scroll down to see a preview of featured books, nonfiction, fiction, and children's literature related to Black History Month.

Black Women Writers, 1950-1980

Call Number: PS153 .N5 B558 1984

Black No More

Call Number: PS3537 .C76 B56 1999

Nat Turner

Call Number: YA PZ F232 .S7 B345 2008

The Fifth Season

Call Number: PS3610 .E46 F54 2015

The Stone Sky

Call Number: PS3610 .E46 S76 2017

The Obelisk Gate

Call Number: PS3610 .E46 O24 2016

The Homewood Trilogy

Call Number: PS3573 .I26 H63 1985

Playing in the Dark

Call Number: PS173.N4 M67 1992

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Call Number: E444 .J17 A3 2006

Notes of a Native Son

Call Number: E185.61.B2 1957

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Call Number: PS3557 .R396 S6 2002

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Call Number: PS3515.U789 T639 1990

Native Son

Call Number: PS3545.R815 N25 2005


Call Number: PS3552 .U827 K5 2003

An American Marriage

Call Number: PS3610.O63 A84 2018

The Bluest Eye

Call Number: PS3563.O8749 B55 2000

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Call Number: PS3613.A82847 T76 2012


Call Number: PS3555.L625 J86 1999

The Sellout

Call Number: PS3552 .E19 S45 2015

The Color Purple

Call Number: PS3573.A425 C6 2003

The Known World

Call Number: PS3560.O4813 K58 2004

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Call Number: PS3552.A45 G62 2016

The Underground Railroad

Call Number: PS3573.H4768 U53 2016

Trombone Shorty

Call Number: PZ ML3930.A53 A3 2015

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

Call Number: PZ PS3623.E375 Y68 2016

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Call Number: PZ E450 .E94 2011

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Call Number: PZ GV1785.B3 P68 2014

Freedom in Congo Square

Call Number: PZ F379.N57 C667 2016


Call Number: PZ F334.M753 P38427 2005

My People

Call Number: PZ PS3515 .U274 M9 2009

I, Too, Am America

Call Number: PZ PS3515 .U274 I3 2012

Ellington Was Not a Street

Call Number: PZ PS3569 .H3324 E45 2004

Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Call Number: PZ E185.97 .K5 P54 2013

Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews

Call Number: PZ N 6537 .A52 B46 2015

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

Call Number: PZ7 .B3805475 Kn 2013

Zora and Me

Call Number: PZ7 .B63693 Zo 2010

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Call Number: PZ NK4210 .D247 2010

Pecan Pie Baby

Call Number: PZ7.W868 Pec 2010

Tar Beach

Call Number: PZ7.R4726 TAR 1991

Chocolate Me!

Call Number: PZ7.D57653 Ch 2011

Coming on Home Soon

Call Number: PZ7 .W868 Co 2004

John Henry

Call Number: PZ8.1 .L434 Jo 1994