Black History Month Books

By Maryann Yin Comment

As February comes to an end, people who have already read The Autobiography of Malcolm X and My Bondage and My Freedom might need more book suggestions for Black History Month. Bluewater Productions has released a comic collection called Black History: Leaders to celebrate.

Here’s more from the press release: “The 96-page anthology includes the unabridged issues featuring Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice. These biographies were previously published as individual issues of Bluewater’s biographical comic titles Female Force and Political Power.”

Flashlight Worthy released a book list by Denise Fawcett Facey entitled: “Books About African Americans That Aren’t Just for Black History Month.” Below, we’ve recommended more titles. What books are you reading to celebrate Black History Month?

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page, Sampson Davis, & George Jenkins
Children of the Dream by Dr. Craig K. Polite & Audrey Edwards
Colored People: A Memoir by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper
Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Jump Up and Say: A Collection of Black Storytelling by Linda Goss
Famous Black Quotations edited by Janet Cheatham Bell