And Black History Month Begins…


In the U.S., February can mean several different things to various people, and for me in particular, it signals the start of Black History Month, one of my favorite projects where I focus on reads by and/or about African-Americans. I think that reading and supporting POC writers is an important part of being a well-rounded reader, so I’ve pulled these titles (image above) from the TBR shelves as potential reads for this month:

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander (NF)
  • Human Cargo – Matthew Crampton  (NF)
  • Mother Country: Britain’s Black Community on the Home Front, 1939-1945 – Stephen Bourne (NF)
  • Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa – Mark Mathabane (NF)
  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan – Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak (w Judy A. Bernstein) (NF)
  • Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder (NF)
  • Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press – James McCrath Morris (NF)
  • We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang (essays)

—along with whatever other titles that come my way! Feel free to let me know of any titles that would fit!

Care to join in the fun?


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