A great list for Black History Month!
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander points out that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it.
Assata: An Autobiography about Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard)
Books teaching African-American children to love themselves and how awesome they…
The Miseducation of the Negro – Carter G. Woodson A must read for all of us in this day and age.
Chesya Burke is winning lots of buzz for her poetic short stories, which deal with race and weirdness in the heart of small town America. And now we've got an exclusive excerpt from her new story collection, Let's Play White.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf - Ntozake Shange
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" by Olaudah Equiano - - century African writer, anti-slavery campaigner.
Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, 1959
Chapter Books for African American Girls