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16 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

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The Children

The Children

By David Halberstam

books to read for black history month the warmth of other suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson

books to read for black history month a black women's history of the united states

A Black Women's History of the United States

By Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

MLK: An American Legacy

MLK: An American Legacy

By David J. Garrow

The Black Calhouns

The Black Calhouns

By Gail Lumet Buckley

Major Taylor

Major Taylor

By Conrad Kerber

Dear Benjamin Banneker

Dear Benjamin Banneker

By Andrea Davis Pinkney

Honorary White

Honorary White

By E. R. Braithwaite

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

By Martin Duberman

A Slave No More

A Slave No More

By David W. Blight

Harlem

Harlem

By Jonathan Gill

From Slave Ship to Harvard

From Slave Ship to Harvard

By James H. Johnston

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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

By Robert Coles

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The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander

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Roots: The Saga of an American Family

By Alex Haley