Explore the Black experience with these Black History Month titles
February is Black History Month. This year’s official theme, designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” The family—the most fundamental unit of human society—is a great prism through which to view and explore what it means to be Black in America.
More broadly, reading can provide a window into the richness, variety, breadth, and depth of Black lives. Great books can open up the panorama of Black experience, including history and notable people, the challenges of personal growth, and the struggles and joys of family. The following titles—which include many current ALA Award-winners in both fiction and nonfiction—can be a first stop on your students’ journey of discovery.
Open hearts and minds during Black History month and beyond with these great titles from Perma-Bound.