African american authors you should read in 2018 my. New books by black authors for black history month uc berkeley. While its great to dedicate one month to celebrate african american history and culture, its something we should be doing all year long. The best new books for black history month books the guardian. In honor of black history month, read one of these inspiring stories and think. Boston public library has been putting together lists for black history month since 1993. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass frederick douglass. Celebrate african american history month with suggested. These new and upcoming books by black authors will. Every president since 1976 has recognized this month of.
Start this year off strong by reading these black history month books and yeah, you can thank us later. Moving to new york city, she hopes to be accepted in the vibrant scene of. If you watch this space, you will see a weekly post with new recommendations for books that are classics you may already know or those that we think are well worth. Its black history month again and this year, we hope our coverage improves your mind or at least expands your reading choices.
Black history is a tale so devoid of logic, it frustrates the young reader. Jan 28, 2020 its always a good time to celebrate black voices not just during black history month, and literature is one of the best ways to honor some of the communitys most illuminating stories. From the biggest new books by the hottest authors to wordofmouth releases destined to become future classics, these great volumes are all out now. Clemson professor recommends books for black history month. Thanks to the work of african american authors, the world can better understand both the struggles and triumphs of black people in america. We asked historians to recommend books to read this black history month, from beloved classics to littleknown treasures. Planting people, growing justice will host a book fair that celebrates black authors and their work. The hashtag reportedly originated with booktuber denise d. With black history month around the corner, we here at first book are highlighting the stories that laud black heroes and honor the legacy of african americans. From marlon james to toni morrison, a series of books provide invaluable reading matter for the. With a new spin on alice and wonderland, this book seems like holds epic adventure and some serious badassness. Make sure to check out african american authors you should read in 2019. Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness hardcover. To honor black history month, check out these five books by black authors about black history in hampton roads.
Black history month, which is a good time to think about the the rich body of classic africanamerican books, old and new even though, yes. For black history month, i wanted to share some of my favorite novels, poems and related works that i have read. Feb 20, 2018 february is black history month, and these worthy new picture books offer a lovely way to show children why black lives matter. The hate u give has been a new york times best seller since it debuted a year ago, and for good reason. The best new books for black history month the guardian. Cooper, whos only reading books by black authors in 2018, a challenge shes calling the blackout year for books. People dont call each other plain anymore, so i want to. Black women s lives seem to warrant special attention this year. A history of the black national anthem is a timely and meticulous.
Feb 02, 2018 25 childrens books for african american history month karina glaser feb 2, 2018 last year i wrote a post with the 100 best books for african american history month, but so many new, wonderful books have come out in the last year that i had to update my list with twentyfive more childrens books for african american history month, which. Celebrate black history month with a new read this february. Rather, its a list of some of the books we think are outstanding contributions to the field. Feb 09, 2019 the best new books for black history month from marlon james to toni morrison, a series of books provide invaluable reading matter for the month ahead hubert adjeikontoh.
New childrens books for black history month fiction. Click the link below for the librarys catalog to find out which branch library is currently carrying these books, request them from home, or download the e book or audio. The words written within are so powerful, moving, raw, and captivating. The novel tells the tale of starr carter, a 16yearold who is trying to reconcile going to. This black history month, we wanted to read more about shakespeare and issues of race. Discover the cream of brand new publishing with the very latest titles from the worlds of fiction, nonfiction and childrens. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. Once a year, we dedicate a month to celebrate the incredible accomplishments and contributions of black americans. The best new books for black history month books the. This celebration began as the brainchild of carter g. While everyone should read zora neale hurston, james baldwinread more. New books to explore during black history month the star. Dont miss our blog hops from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.
October is black history month in the uk, an annual series of events that celebrates the contribution that black people have made to the history of this country. How to read more this year when you have absolutely zero time to read more. Black history month nonfiction book list redeemed reader. Dec 31, 2018 with that in mind, ive rounded up my top 10 books by black women this year, all of which are a must for your toread list. With books about everything from jazz and jackie robinson to slavery and segregation, there are many rich biographies and themes to explore with children during black history month february or any time of year. In honor of this annual remembrance and celebration of important africanamerican people and events, consider reading one of these recently published books by some of the most incredible black authors writing today. The best new books to read this black history month purewow. Feb 09, 2015 february is not only black history month, but it is also the month when many titles by black authors are released. Pbs is proud to celebrate black history this february and all year round. While the name has changed over time, the sentiment has stayed the same. The best new books of march 2020 by frannie jackson march 25, 2020 4.
Stanford dropout and founder of the biotech company theranos elizabeth holmes was so ready to be the new steve jobs that she even wore the black. One of three books princeton professor of africanamerican studies imani perry has coming out in 2018, may we forever stand. Every incredible book we recommended you read in 2018. In this adorably illustrated book for early readers. Dont miss these fantastic ya books by black authors that.
These new books explore, celebrate and bring to life black history and culture. American classics, which have been reissued in handsome new editions in time for black history month. So weve picked out one book by andor about african americans to recommend for each day of february. An agebyage guide to the best historical fiction books for kids.
Woodson in 1926 as negro history month, a time when people were encouraged to honor and celebrate the often overlooked accomplishments of black americans throughout historyincluding in literature. Incidents in the life of a slave girl this slave narrative by harriet ann jacobs was originally published in 1861 just as the american civil war began. February 1 marks the beginning of black history month in the united states, an annual celebration of achievements by african americans and a time for recognizing the central role of black writers. Books about african american history added to the collection in 2018 either nonfiction or fiction concerning black history. Come and hear from one of the uks most noted poets who uses his own unique style to express his experiences of. February 5, 2018 february 9, 2018 alice song happy black history month. Join narrative eye at new beacon books as we bring this years black history month to an end by exploring our collective experiences and achievements throughout black british history. Its black history month, and weve selected one book by andor about african. Norrell looks back at his subjects storied career, first as one of new journalisms most interesting writers and then. In this new america, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the native. Check out this extraordinary list of great books from 2018 that offer varied historical perspectives on the black experience in the united states and across the globe. Its always a good time to introduce your child to books about black heroes, not just during black history month. In 2018, we invite you to watch a new slate of programs and join timely and important conversations about race in america.
Sep 05, 2018 septembers best new books offer a look into the lives of tech moguls and oscar winners, feminist spins on classic literature, and thoughtful analyses of modern life. Youll find 2019s highly anticipated returns of reader favorites, including colson whitehead, helen oyeyemi, marlon james, and toni morrison, in addition to many new voices to add to your want to read shelf. Books on shakespeare and race for black history month. Celebrate black history next month and every month with a few of our favorite new titles for young readers. Feb 02, 2019 it was the year that felt like a decade, but at least it offered these excellent, thoughtprovoking reads to wait it out. February is african american history month, a month set aside to celebrate and recognize the notable achievements of african americans in american history. This february, were honoring black history month by looking at some new and upcoming books were excited to read by authors of color. February is black history month, and i took this opportunity to pick up a new lexham press title by the late africanamerican theologian charles octavius boothe. This black history month nonfiction book list is by no means exhaustive.
The color purple by alice walker, their eyes were watching. Black womens lives seem to warrant special attention this year. Jacobs incidents in the life of a slave girl, written by herself 1861. The best new books for black history month from marlon james to toni morrison, a series of books provide invaluable reading matter for the month ahead hubert adjeikontoh. The 18 best black books of all time for black history month. Welcome to our seventh annual black history month blog hop, where together we explore the rich history and cultures of africa and the african diaspora. Recommended reading for adults, teens and children in celebration of black history month.
They sent us back a list of five great books including one thats so new, we dont have it. So getting down to 10, is not just hard, its pretty impossible. The book follows maria, a biracial new yorker who seems to have the perfect life. Rejected by publishers during hurstons lifetime, this classic was finally published in 2018. These titles are worth seeking out even if its not black history month. People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them, the. Black history month booklists robbins library blog. Feb 01, 2018 11 new nonfiction books for black history month that are all written by women. Its always a good time to celebrate black voices not just during black history month, and literature is one of the best ways to honor some of the communitys most illuminating stories. Childrens books about black history, heavy on biographies. February 1 marks the beginning of black history month in the united states, an annual. So keep in mind, these choices are a mixture of some classics and some new takes on black history and the list is not meant to be definitive.
February is black history month, and these worthy new picture books offer a lovely way to show children why black lives matter. Browse novels from standout voices including tori morrison, michelle obama, tanehisi coates, maya angelou, oprah winfrey and many more. Read on for the best books of 2018theyre worth every second of your time. Celebrate black history month and check out these new, critically acclaimed titles available at the long beach public library. I really enjoyed reading these and learned so much history from. Celebrating black history month february 2018 black history month activities ataglance bowling green elementary school. If youre one of those history buff book nerds, then youve got double the reason to nerd out this month, and plenty of great new black history books to dive into. Our american culture has changed since this book was first published in 1890. The best books written by black women in 2018 popsugar. Feb 01, 2016 15 brilliant black history books to read for black history month. Essential tales that convey the larger history of black americans in. Now in its fortysecond rotation, and its second under trump, black history month in america has a conspicuously folkloric tint. And the books that changed a nation, historian robert j. Cooper, whos reading only black authors for a full year.
New books by black authors for black history month. Black history month was first created by historian carter g. So we called the participants in folger institutes gender, race, and early modern studies colloquium and asked them to recommend nonfiction works exploring race in shakespeares works and the early modern era. A systematic theology for black history month logostalk. Lincoln centers retrospective of new york black independent film directors, and the next year her short stories were published by granta in a book. Books to read for black history month 2018 here are some books that i think would make great reads for black history month or any month. Also, enjoy a reading of the upcoming book, making a difference. New narratives of hope this black history monthand beyond feb 5, 2020, 4. Black history month is an annual celebration of achievements by african americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in u. When it comes to black history books, there are a whole lot to choose from. Woodson and other african american leaders to recognize their distinct history. In celebration of black history month, thomas was asked to suggest several mustread books that reflect on the black experience in america. Black history books celebrate black history month barnes. We asked editors and bloggers of black perspectives to select the best books published in 2018 on black history, and they delivered.223 568 369 1281 922 380 1174 126 1239 688 1492 1011 729 1143 263 94 296 1511 1090 846 1114 311 670 279 117 641 1312 230 651 700 443