Reading List For Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and recognizes and honors the powerful role Black Americans have played in the past, the present and our future.

Here are just some of the outstanding books we have in our NCW Libraries collection that celebrate Black History and Black Americans.

Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain - print, eBook, eAudiobook

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi - print, eBook

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds (Young Adult), print, eBook, eAudiobook

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrice Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones (editor) - print

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham - print, eBook, eAudiobook

March, Book One by John Lewis (Graphic Novel) - print, eBook

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander - print, eBook, eAudiobook

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - print, eBook, eAudiobook

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - print, eBook, eAudiobook

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon - print, eBook

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley - print

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson - print, eBook

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E Joseph - print

Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams - print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth - print, eBook

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton- print

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History,1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates Jr.- print

Separate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferugson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation by Steve Luxenberg - print, eBook