Black History Month is fast approaching and as always February will be spent highlighting African American leaders throughout.
To give you a jumpstart, Trent Smiley, marketing and communications director of the Capital Area District Libraries, suggests a reading list which highlights the African American experience.
- Jam on the Vine by LaShonda K. Barnett
- Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement by Premilla Nadasen
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
- The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood by Kevin Powell
- Negroland by Margo Jefferson
- March, Books 1 and 2 by John Lewis
- Picturing Frederick Douglass: Am Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American by John Stauffer
- Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood
- Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by Kristen Green
- The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Take about Harriet Tubman by Nathan Hale
- 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
- Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes
- The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton
- Frederick's Journey: The Life Frederick Douglass by Doreen Rappaport
- Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
- Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
- Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
- X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon