Staff Picks

Kids: Black Experiences

February Staff Picks List

  • The Year We Learned to Fly


  • Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood


  • Get on the Ice, Mo!


  • Black is a Rainbow Color


  • Indigo and Ida


  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington


  • Nana Akua Goes to School


  • All Because You Matter


  • The Nature Journal: A Backyard Adventure


  • Ellie Engle Saves Herself


  • Cool Cuts


  • Swim Team


  • Finding Langston


  • We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963


  • Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box


  • Hey Black Child


  • Parker Grows a Garden


  • King of Kindergarten


  • Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous


Teens: YA Black History Month

February Staff Picks List

  • Felix Ever After


  • Wings of Ebony


  • White Smoke


  • The Gilded Ones


  • That Self-Same Metal


  • Wash Day Diaries


  • Between the Lines


  • The Black Flamingo


  • Maybe an Artist


  • Nubia: Real One


  • We Are All So Good at Smiling


  • Cool. Awkward. Black.


  • This Poison Heart


  • The Davenports


  • The Taking of Jake Livingston


  • Love is a Revolution


  • Fast Pitch


  • Blood Debts


  • The Crossover


  • The Blackwoods


Adults: Celebrate Black Voices

February Staff Picks List

  • Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom


  • King: A Life


  • The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle


  • Finding Me


  • Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires


  • The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture, from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther


  • I Always Knew: A Memoir


  • The Sisterhood:  How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture


  • The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin


  • Unprotected: A Memoir


  • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo