Black History Month

Lancaster Public Library is here to connect you with books, virtual programs, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Black history and culture.

Featured Bookshelf: New Titles for Black History Month

Books to help kids and teens celebrate Black History Month

Parker Shines On written by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry and illustrated by Brittany Jackson

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner written by Angela Dalton and illustrated by Jestenia Southerland

Change Sings written by Amanda Gorman and illustrated by Loren Long

Ambitious Girl written by Meena Harris and illustrated by Marissa Valdez

When Langston Dances written by Kaija Langley and illustrated by Keith Mallett

The Bell Rang written and illustrated by James E. Ransome

Family Reunion written by Chad & Dad Richardson and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

What Color Is My World? by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos & A.G. Ford

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia

Being Clem by Lesa Cline-Ransome

JD and the Great Barber Battle written by J. Dillard and illustrated by Akeem S. Roberts

Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Root Magic by Eden Royce

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Together We March by Leah Henderson and illustrated by Tyler Feder

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter by Shani Mahiri King and illustrated by Bobby C. Martin Jr

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book by Keila V. Dawson and illustrated by Alleanna Harris

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones

A Ride to Remember by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan and illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Finish the Fight! by Veronica Chambers

Changing the Equation by Tonya Bolden

The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatherford and art by Frank Morrison

Above the Rim by Jen Bryant and illustrations by Frank Morrison

Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks by Alice Faye Duncan and illustrated by Xia Gordon

Young, Gifted, and Black by Jamia Wilson

We Can: Portraits of Power by Tyler Gordon

ABCs of Black History words by Rio Cortez and pictures by Lauren Semmer

Your Legacy by Schele Williams and illustrated by Tonya Engel

The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi and illustrated by Loveis Wise

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Coope

The Story of Simone Biles by Rachael Burk and illustrated by Steffi Walthall

She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome with illustrations by Gillian Flint

Facing Frederick by Tonya Bolden

A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown and illustrated by Laura Freeman

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Laura Freeman

Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara

We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe with pictures by Raissa Figueroa

She Persisted: Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney with illustrations by Gillian Flint

Song in a Rainstorm by Glenda Armand and illustrated by Brittany Jackson

Black Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith

Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor & Kazimir Lee

Kneel by Candace Buford

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia

Punching the Air written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam with illustrations by Omar T. Pasha

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

We Are Not Yet Equal by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama

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