Celebrate Black History Month @ The Library

This February marks the 95th anniversary of Black History Month, a month designated to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African Americans. You can find all sorts of Black History Month programs at your local library not to mention books.

 

 

 

The Coretta Scott King Award list is a great place to start your Black History Month reading. The award commemorates the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his widow Coretta Scott King. Every year, it is awarded to African American authors and illustrators whose work promotes the "American Dream". One of my favorite books from the list is Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper. 

 

 

The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis manages to balance comedy and drama to create an insightful glimpse into life in the Civil Rights Era South.

 

 

 

 

So, what are you favorite Black History Month books?