Books for Black History Month

February 8th, 2011 by

Slavery. Sharecropping. Civil rights. Broken barriers. Marvelous music. Timeless tales. Emancipation, integration, and celebration. February is Black History Month — and what a long and storied history it is! Check out some of those stories in our Black History Month booklist (in no particular order):


  1. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Karen’s pick)
  2. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. The People Could Fly written by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon
  4. Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon
  5. Witness by Karen Hesse
  6. True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad by Kathryn Lasky
  7. The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
  8. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  9. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
  10. The Land by Mildred D. Taylor
  11. A Friendship For Today by Patricia C. McKissack
  12. Sounder by William H. Armstrong
  13. Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
  14. Meet Addy (American Girl series) by Connie Porter


  1. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (Nancy’s pick)
  2. Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
  3. Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By by Sharon Robinson
  4. Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers
  5. Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  6. Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
  7. Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader and Nancy Harrison
  8. Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman by Patricia C. McKissack

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite book in honor of Black History Month.

UPDATE 2/22/11: We revealed the answer to our One Story, Multiple Narrators Mystery Book Theater in the “I Have a Dream” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear our version of a weather report. No, really!

2 Responses

  • bridget writes:
    June 12th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I want to read justin bieber books

  • bridget writes:
    June 12th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    every book

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