Black for Real: History

Today, I’m beginning a limited series (yes, only for February) featuring varies works of nonfictions. It’s Black for Real.

Today, I have a selection of books that center history. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list, rather a list to get you talking about what else you’d add– and read.

1919 Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson and Nikkolas Smith. (Kokila)

A Few Drops of Red: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Harfield. (Clarion Books)

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (YA adaption) by Candacy Taylor. (Amulet)

Black History Matters by Robin Walker. (Franklin Watts/March, 2022)

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon. (Candlewick)

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert. (Balzer + Bray)

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste. (Algonquin)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. (Little Brown Books)

How Slaves Built America (Slavery in America) by Ph.D. Harris, Duchess and Tom Streissguth. (Essential Books)

Timelines from Black History by Nneka Okoye. (DK)

The ABC’s of Black History by Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer. (Workman)