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Must Read Books for Black History Month

Updated: Feb 4

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Since 1976, February has been set aside as Black History Month in America. This is a great time to pick up a book about the life, history, struggles and triumphs of Black Americans.


We have probably all read books about Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges. And while I truly admire the great strides and differences these people made, there is so much more to Black History Month.


One of the best ways to understand Black History beyond history class, is to go out and find books to read on your own. We'll get you started with a list of books we at Tower of Books have read and loved. These books will help change you through inspiring, heart wrenching, and eye opening stories.


Books for Black History Month


Picture Books for Black History Month:

Little Leaders and Little Legends by Vashti Harrison

Ruby Bridges Goes to School by Ruby Bridges

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry

I Promise by Lebron James


Middle Grade Books for Black History Month:

New Kid by Jerry Craft

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams


Nonfiction Books for Black History Month:

Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly

Becoming by Michelle Obama

My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Fictional Books for Black History Month:

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas



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