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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Buy The Children at Amazon

The Children

By David Halberstam

Buy The Warmth of Other Suns at Amazon

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson

Buy A Black Women's History of the United States at Amazon

A Black Women's History of the United States

By Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Buy MLK: An American Legacy at Amazon

MLK: An American Legacy

By David J. Garrow

Buy The Black Calhouns at Amazon

The Black Calhouns

By Gail Lumet Buckley

Buy Major Taylor at Amazon

Major Taylor

By Conrad Kerber

Buy Dear Benjamin Banneker at Amazon

Dear Benjamin Banneker

By Andrea Davis Pinkney

Buy Honorary White at Amazon

Honorary White

By E. R. Braithwaite

Buy Paul Robeson at Amazon

Paul Robeson

By Martin Duberman

Buy A Slave No More at Amazon

A Slave No More

By David W. Blight

Buy From Slave Ship to Harvard at Amazon

From Slave Ship to Harvard

By James H. Johnston

Buy Between the World and Me at Amazon

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Buy The Story of Ruby Bridges at Amazon

The Story of Ruby Bridges

By Robert Coles

Buy The New Jim Crow at Amazon

The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander

Buy Roots: The Saga of an American Family at Amazon

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

By Alex Haley