There are heaps of ways to engage with Black History Month this October at LibraryPlus! Black history is history and this awareness month is the perfect time to learn about key moments in black history, as well as celebrate the successes of black writers, educators and other creative innovators.
Across SGS libraries, we’ve picked our favourite reads that promote some amazing talents across fiction and non-fiction. These all offer the perfect opportunity to learn about how you can support the anti-racist movement, or delve into the stories of black British icons and herald their accomplishments.
Fiction is a great tool for denying the idea of the singular experience, and the above novels outline a whole range of different lives that will take you all over the world, through the eyes of really varied characters.
Our non-fiction picks also offer a range of perspectives, with empowering words and tools to empower yourself, as well as the community around you! You can read the iconic stories of Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, or learn about what white privilege looks like in modern Britain today. You can find a full list of the pictured titles below to access online!
Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker-Rhodes
With The Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
When Life Gives You Mangoes – Kereen Getten
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
Rosa Parks: My Story – Rosa Parks
Malcolm X – Walter Dean Myers and Leonard Jenkins
How To Argue With A Racist – Adam Rutherford
White Fragility – Robin Dianjelo
Portraits of Black Achievement – Jacqui MacDonald
Race & Ethnicity in Modern Britain – David Mason
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
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