Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Visit the library and check out our display of books by and about African Americans. Check out some of the titles below!

Black is a Rainbow Color. Written by Angela Joy. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Young child drawn in front of a rainbow background.
President of the Whole Fifth Grade. Sherri Winston. Light blue horizontal striped background on white with a drawing of a tween girl with an election ribbon on her shirt.
The true story of the grandmother of Juneteenth. Opal Lee and What It Means to be Free. Words by Alice Faye Duncan. Art by Keturah A. Bobo, New York Times Bestselling Illustrator. A drawing of a profile of a child facing left on top of a purple shadow profile of a woman facing right.
Why? Written by Taye Diggs. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Drawing of four people in profile looking left and two children looking right on yellow background.
India Hill Brown, author of the Forgotten Girl. The Girls in the Lake. Background of a lake with trees with a purple sheen. A slightly transparent girl in a simple shift dress looking down in the foregound.
Dragons in a Bag. Zetta Elliott. A drawing of a cinderblock fence with a young boy sitting on top of it with a dragon peeking out of his backpack.