February is African American History Month. Spend your stay-at-home time learning more about some amazing Black activists, scientists, musicians, and more.
These are just some of what the library has available, so call 708-867-7828 or search the library catalog to place holds on more fantastic titles. And don’t forget that Black history is important every month.
We March by Shane W. Evans
Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes and Bryan Collier
Description: Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
Young, Gifted, and Black by Jamia Wilson
Description: This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.
A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Description: In this stirring biography of a true artistic and social icon, young readers learn how Aretha’s talent, intelligence, and perseverance made her a star who will shine on for generations to come.