Staff Picks: Black History Month

Looking for a great read for Black History Month? We’ve got you covered!

Our Young Adult collection is a treasure trove of amazing books written by black authors. Check out some of our staff favourites — for adults and young adults alike. Some deal with historical moments or figures, others elevate black voices and narratives and help readers empathize with different black experiences.

You can borrow them all from the TNRL, either as a physical book or an eBook. Click on any book cover to learn more! 

Dread Nation

by Justina Ireland

Rust in the Root
by Justina Ireland

Tyler Johnson Was Here
by Jay Coles

You Truly Assumed
by Laila Sabreen

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender

Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk

Blood Scion
by Deborah Falaye

edited by Dhonielle Clayton

On the Come Up
by Ashley Woodfolk

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
by Roseanne A. Brown

Stamped: Racism, AntiRacism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi ​

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose
by Angie Thomas

Born A Crime
by Trevor Noah

With the Fire on High
by Elizabeth Acevedo

All Boys Aren't Blue
by George M. Johnson

by Brittney Morris ​

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Punching the Air
by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

Angel of Greenwood
by Randi Pink ​

The Skin We're In
by Desmond Cole

Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi

by Tracy Deonn ​

The Gilded Ones
by Namina Forna

A Phoenix First Must Burn
by Patrice Caldwell

One of the Good Ones
by Maika Moulite

Like Home
by Louisa Onomé

Black Enough
edited by Ibi Zoboi

Love is a Revolution
by Renee Watson

Inheritance: A Visual Poem
by Elizabeth Acevedo

Black Birds in the Sky
by Brandy Colbert

Looking for more great Black History Month Reads?

Explore our collection of books, eBooks eAudiobooks, graphic novels, and films for all ages that amplify black voices below!

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