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2014 Black History Month: READ ABOUT IT!

How much do you know about the history of Black History Month? Did you know it started as a week-long celebration in 1915? The International Business Times released an article called Black History Month: 6 Facts about the Origins of the Black History Celebration.” Buzzfeed.com released a list of 23 Amazing Black History Tumblrs.

But, as a library employee, I would encourage you to celebrate Black History Month in yet another way…by reading books, of course! We have a lot of great young adult titles by African American authors, among them:

Happy Families by Tanita Davis

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

47 by Walter Mosley

When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright (no, I didn’t misspell Bill; his name really is with one ‘l’)

Jimi & Me by Jaime Adoff

Maxine Banks Is Getting Married by Lori Aurelia Williams

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Money Hungry by Sharon Flake

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

 

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