Across centuries and continents, Black writers have turned to literature as a means of understanding the world around them, from its brutality to its poetry to its joy. With the indomitable power of their words, Black writers have changed the world, battling the most pressing social justice issues of their time while also telling arresting stories about how Black people live and love. And far too often, our collective attention turns to those stories during Black History Month: the shortest month of the year. Simply put—28 days does not cut it. Nor does any one list of books.
Essential books to read during Black History Month
Black History Month Books to Read | Time
These staff favorites make for excellent reads all year long and especially during the month of February when we celebrate Black History Month. Amazing Grace is an old school favorite about a young girl named Grace who loves stories, movies and plays. When she fights for the chance to play the lead role in Peter Pan, Grace's fierce determination and love of words lets young readers know they too can be anything they aspire to be! I loved reading about a young black girl pursuing her dreams, despite how others categorized her!
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February is Black History Month, and if you're looking for a way to celebrate, we've rounded up 15 epic books by some of the most brilliant African American authors and historical figures to read throughout the month. From Maya Angelou's classic memoir " I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings " to the timeless and timely story of a young unarmed Black boy who is killed by a police officer in " The Hate U Give " by Angie Thomas, these 15 books are poignant, captivating, educating and even in some cases life-changing. If you're looking to further your knowledge even more, there are plenty of incredible podcasts to listen to in celebration of Black History Month as well. Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, this podcast features stories based off of personal objects submitted by listeners that "make up their own lived experiences of Black history.
Black History Month is underway, and black people are getting all the feels that come with historical blackness. The month of February signifies a celebration of all things black. Together, we collectively acknowledge the African American experience—dating back to when the first enslaved African pressed his feet onto American soil. It is also a good time to soak up all the unknown stories and marvels of our heritage. Plenty is surfacing online via social media.