#black history

Books about Juneteenth

From picture books to adult novels, memoirs, and histories, a list of books to learn more about the celebration of Juneteenth.

8 Books About the History of Eugenics in the United States

Responses to COVID-19 have made obvious the eugenicist logic that still influences U.S. medical and political policy, and books like Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts provide vital background.

The Book That Inspired the Harlem Renaissance

Many credit a particular book with ushering in the Harlem Renaissance, especially as it related to literature. That book: Cane by Jean Toomer.

15 New-ish Black History Books for Kids

These beautifully illustrated Black history books for kids about (mostly) lesser known Black historical figures will educate and inspire you, including The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson.

12 Essential Books About Black Identity and History

Featuring discussions of feminism, misogynoir, Afro-nostalgia, and more, these books on Black identity and history are essential reads, including Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication by Dr. Sheena C. Howard.

15 Nonfiction Black History Books to Read This Month

A list of nonfiction Black history books you can read this month to learn more about the history of racism and being Black in the U.S., including Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward.

8 Own Voices Children’s Books About Black History

If you're looking for ways to educate the kids about Black history, pick up these own voices children's books about Black history.

Normalize Black History: 5 Extraordinary Black People in History

"Don't join the fight against racism to liberate me and other Black people. Join the fight to liberate yourself."

15 Must Read Black-Authored Historical Romance Novels of the Last 25 Years

African American history and the romance genre are a perfect match. Learn more about Black history with these must-read Black historical romance novels.

Know Your History: 10 Underrated Books for Black History Month

Searching for some challenging but informative books to read this Black History Month? Here's a collection of 10 underrated books to add to your TBR.