It’s February and that means we are celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month celebrates and recognizes all of the great achievements that Black Americans have contributed to our country’s history.  

The North Bergen Public Library has created a list of books to help you and your family celebrate Black History, not only during the month of February, but all year round!

Picture Books:

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita L. Hubbard 

Chapter Books:

Who Was Rosa Parks by Yona Zeldis McDonough

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

The Civil Rights Movement by Jennifer Joline Anderson

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

Young Adult Books:

Punching the Air by Ibo Zoboi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

March: Book One by John Lewis 

Adult Books:

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates