Empowerment. Identity. Culture: 25 Books for Black History Month

  1. Brown Girl by Daphne Glenn
  2. Brown Boy by Daphne Glenn
  3. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay 
  4. Cry Like a Man: Fighting for Freedom from Emotional Incarceration by Jason Wilson
  5. Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu
  6. Halsey Street by Naima Coster
  7. Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  8. How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones
  9. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  10. Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith
  11. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  12. Leading from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams 
  13. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
  14. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  15. My Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
  16. Power Forward: My Presidential Education by Reggie Love
  17. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  18. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  19. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  20. The One Week Budget by Tiffany Aliche
  21. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  22. The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown 
  23. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches and Meditations by Toni Morrison
  24. Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones
  25. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim

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