A Black History Month Reading List

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial StatueThis Monday we celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King and, with Black History Month just around the corner, we thought now would be an ideal time to share a selection of brand new and upcoming books for young readers.  These titles introduce kids to some of the icons of the Civil Rights Movement as well as Black history and culture.

While there are plenty of favorite Black History Month reads that are great perennial reads, these new releases serve as a reminder that Black history is ongoing; even as we admire the work of those who came before, it is important to look around to see—and engage with—the history being made around us right now.

 

 

 


Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King By Coretta Scott King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Coretta Scott King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250167101
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Published: Godwin Books - January 2nd, 2024

Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534496620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 9th, 2024

Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers By Zora Neale Hurston, Jazzmen Lee-Johnson (Illustrator), Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063098336
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - January 23rd, 2024

Who Was John Lewis? (Who Was?) By Crystal Hubbard, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593658512
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2023

Who Was Langston Hughes? (Who Was?) By Billy Merrell, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593658543
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 6th, 2024

Jimmy's Rhythm & Blues: The Extraordinary Life of James Baldwin By Michelle Meadows, Jamiel Law (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Meadows, Jamiel Law (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063273474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 30th, 2024

Ida B. Wells Marches for the Vote By Dinah Johnson, Jerry Jordan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Johnson, Jerry Jordan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316322478
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - January 2nd, 2024

Everywhere Beauty Is Harlem: The Vision of Photographer Roy DeCarava By Gary Golio, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gary Golio, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662680557
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Published: Calkins Creek - January 16th, 2024

Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller By Breanna J. McDaniel, April Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593324202
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Published: Dial Books - February 6th, 2024

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Steffi Walthall (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063303843
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Published: Versify - January 2nd, 2024

A Mighty Long Way (Adapted for Young Readers): My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School By Carlotta Walls LaNier, Lisa Frazier Page Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593486788
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Published: Yearling - January 16th, 2024