May 17, 2022

New Resource: Boston Public Library Celebrates Black History Month with “Black is” Booklist

From the Boston Public Library


Boston Public Library honors Black History Month with its annual “Black Is” booklist, a list of recent works concerning the African American experience compiled by staff librarians with annotations for all to enjoy

Categories of books include international, teen, and urban fiction, and biography/memoir, expressions, and history and contemporary issues in nonfiction.

The curated list includes authors such as actor and comedian Kevin Hart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Imbolo Mbue, Sadeqa Johnson, Nnedi Okorafor, and more.

2018 “Black Is” Booklist

Boston Public Library also celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an annual “Latino Life” Booklist, and a “We Are Pride” booklist in June.

Direct to Previous “Black Is” Booklists  (1993-)

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