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?