7 books for Black History Month

Last week, I posted 10 Memoirs for Black History Month, but there’s more to celebrating Black History than memoirs, right? Here are seven books that address contributions or issues specific to African Americans.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power - Danielle L. McGuireAt the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire

  Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - Margot Lee ShetterlyHidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

  Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches - Audre LordeSister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

  Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi CoatesBetween the World and Me

  Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home - Anita Hill Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - Phoebe Robinson,Jessica WilliamsYou Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Live Girls) - Daisy Hernandez,Bushra Rehman,Cherríe L. MoragaColonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman – okay this one isn’t specific to only black women, but there are essays from black women specifically addressing issues they face and I figured they should be included anyway.

 

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