Every February, people across the country observe Black History Month. Here at the Canton Public Library, we are highlighting the works of Black creators in our collections through blogs, reading lists, displays, and programs.
Children's Reading Recommendations
Black Joy Books - These books feature positive stories about Black kids and do not focus on themes of trauma or grief.
Black Historical Fiction for Kids - Take a journey through United States history as told by Black voices with these historical fiction and narrative nonfiction titles.
Read a Book by a Black Author - Children learn about the world through books and stories. Every culture has its own stories and telling those stories through books is a powerful way to bring people together and encourage us to embrace who we are.
Teen Reading Recommendations
Black Lives Matter: Teens - These books explore the Black Lives Matter movement and how it has changed and grown in recent years.
Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Teens - If you're looking for a new YA book to love featuring a Black protagonist and written by a Black author, look no further than this list.
Black Girl Magic - Celebrate Black Girl Magic with these titles- each is full of intelligence, grit, beauty, and, of course, magic.
Black YA Authors - Explore this list of Black authors to find a new book in one of your favorite genres.
Adult Reading Recommendations
Learn the history behind Black History Month. Today, Black History Month is a far-reaching, momentous cultural event, but it wasn’t always this way.
Graphic Novels from Black Creators - This collection from top Black creators includes award-winners, history, horror, memoir, nonfiction, politics, philosophy, sci-fi, and superheroes.
Black Authors by Genre - Take a look at this list, broken down by genres, to find new Black authors you can read any time of the year.
Biopics for Black History Month - Celebrate with some of these great biopics about Black figures who have shaped history.
Black History Month Audiobooks - Listen to the stories of more than 400 years of Black history with one of these audiobooks.
Black History Month with Gale in Context: Biography - Browse over 500 biographies of African Americans past and present.