The Boston Globe Black History Month Film Festival 2022


Black Is… is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the African American experience. This printing is part of the Boston Public Library’s annual observance of Black History Month. These titles may be available in other formats or languages. Check the catalog for availability.

Boston Public Library Black Is… 2022

Resources for Further Reading & Reference

Adult Age:

Killing Rage Ending Racism

By Bell Hooks

The Will to Change

By Bell Hooks

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Redefining Realness

by Janet Mock

PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America

 By Dr. Claud Anderson

Middle school Age:

A Good Kind of Trouble

by Lisa Moore Ramée

Elementary School Age:

Something Happened in Our Town

by Marianne Celano

The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson

High School Age:

Dear Martin

By Nic Stone

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas


by Tami Charles

(Please visit any of these hyperlinks to view information on the book, or feel free to search the Noble catalog in order to find them in our collection to borrow!)

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