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