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What we are reading this month...

Some of these books are being published this month, some came out earlier-- but they are all highly recommended by our library staff!

Celebrate Black History Month with New Nonfiction Must-reads

  • Four Hundred Souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019.

​​       Edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

  • Ida B. the queen : the extraordinary life and legacy of Ida B. Wells.

       Michelle Duster

  • Just As I Am. Cicely Tyson

  • Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia. Thomas Healy

  • The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation. Anna Malaika Tubbs

  • Vanguard : how black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all. Martha S. Jones

  • Wandering in strange lands : a daughter of the Great Migration reclaims her roots. Morgan Jerkins




Happily Ever After Love Stories

  • Wild Rain. Beverly Jenkins

  • The Boyfriend Project. Farrah Rochon

  • A Cowboy To Remember. Rebekah Weatherspoon

  • Jackson. LaQuette

  • Honey Girl. Morgan Rogers

  • How to Catch a Queen. Alyssa Cole. 

  • How to Fail at Flirting.  Denise Williams

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Fantastic Fiction and Poetry by African-American Authors

  • Black Buck. Mateo Askaripour

  • Everywhere You Don't Belong. Gabriel Bump

  • Kindest Lie. Nancy Johnson

  • Luster. Raven Leilani

  • The Prophets. Robert Jones, Jr.

  • Real Life. Brandon Taylor

  • Riot Baby. Tochi Onyebuchi

  • The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Deesha Philyaw

  • When No One is Watching. Alyssa Cole. 

  • African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song. Edited by Kevin Young

  • Homie. Danez Smith

  • Just Us: An American Conversation. Claudia Rankine

  • Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice. Mahogany L. Browne

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More Recommended Reading

Four Hundred Souls

Four Hundred Souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019. Edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

arctic fury

Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister

the rise

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food. By Marcus Samuelsson, Osayi Endolyn, and Yewande Komolafe

mother land
writing wild
we came we saw
time smart
spoiler alert
poetry of strangers
missed translations
time after time
deaf republic
mirror and the light
magic fish
land beyond the sea
girl is a body
charmed wife
city we became
coffee gets cold
butchers blessing
elephants girl

The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington

why we swim

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

leave only footprints

Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

southern book club

Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix


A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater and Sydney Hanson

Devil of Downtown

The Devil of Downtown by Joanna Shupe

take a hint

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

book little axe

Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma


A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

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