It’s Black History Month. So much of U.S. History has been distorted, to erase Black stories. In a Eurocentric society, it’s more important than ever to learn the history of African Americans and what they’ve contributed to America. Understand Black culture by reading Black books. Read about the importance of this month, here.

“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.”- Carter G. Woodson (NPR)

Children’s Books

Curls by Ruth Forman; Illustrated by Geneva Bowers

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong; Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Love Grows Everywhere by Barry Timms and Tisha Lee

The Magician’s Hat by Malcolm Mitchell; Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff


Young Adult Books

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

A Song of Wraith and Ruin by Rosanne A. Brown



On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi

By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon



The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay



The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

The City We Became by N.K Jemisin