Black History Month: Reading


Ascension Lutheran Church and School Library New Section 19:

Strategic Authentic Diversity: Race, Religion and Working for Justice

Children’s Books: (Good for adults as well)

l. Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2. Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

3. The Dress and the Girl by Camille Andros

4. Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

5. Ida Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty 6. Abuela’s Weave by Omar Castaneda

7. New Kid by Jerry Craft

8. The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

9. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt deLaPena

10. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

11. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

12. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky Paintings by Susan Jeffers

3. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

14. Snowy Day by Ezra Keats and Bryan Mealer

15. Goin to Someplace Special by Patricia Mekissack and Jerry Pinkney

16. La Frontera: My Journey With Papa by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva

17. Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

18. In My Momma’s Kitchen by Jerdine Nolen

19. Martin and Mahalia-His Words-Her Song by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

20. Martin’s Big Words -Life of Martin Luther King by Doreen Rappaport

21. Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson

22. The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Sauci and Jerry Pinkney

23. This is the Dream by Diane J. Shaw and Jessica Alexander

24. Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

25. Moses: When Harrriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carele Boston Weatherford

26. Brothers in Hope -Story of Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams

27. Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

28. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

29. The African-American Struggle for Legal Equality in American History by Carole Boston Weatherford.

Adult Books

l. Penguin Book of Migration Literature by editor: Dohra Ahmad

2. Little Dreamers: Vision of Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

3. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

4. After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging by Willie James Jennings

5. White Too Long by Robert P. Jones

6. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

7. Luther’s Small Catechism with African Reflections

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8. Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

9. A Mercy by Toni Morrison

10. Nobody Cries When We Die (God, Community and Surviving to Adulthood) by Patrick B. Reyes

11. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

12. Here is My Kingdom: Hispanic American Literature and Art for Young People editor Charles Sullivan

13. The Warmth of Other Suns: Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

14, Fences (a Play) by August Wilson

15. God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright