Each February there is an opportunity to celebrate Black voices, both in the spoken and the written word. History is passed down in many ways, including storytelling.
Telling our stories is what makes us human, fueling and enriching our culture for generations to come. Explore your library’s collection this Black History Month to appreciate Black experience, both historic and modern, in contemporary literature.
by Jabari Asim – Threaded between misery and hope is a tale of slavery on a southern plantation, and the search for love and freedom when everything has been taken from you.
by Tara M. Stringfellow – These pages spill history through the saga of a family torn by violence, rage and grief as Joan, an artist, finds peace in the portraits she completes of the women in her life.
by Abby Collette – This whimsical mystery is the third installment in the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, where a delicious frozen treat turns deadly and it’s up to the young shop owner to solve the case.
by Kai Harris – In a poignant story of Black girlhood, KB and her sister Nia are sent to live with their grandfather after their father succumbs to a drug addiction that also costs the family their home.