Black History Month 2022

Books for Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on the significant achievements of Black people in Canada and beyond, and explore the diversity of past and present experiences of Black people. We hope you’ll check out some of these books in our collection this month.


For Kids:

Picture Books

All because you matter by Tami Charles

Hair love by Matthew A. Cherry

I promise by Lebron James

I got the rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Dear black girls by Shanice Nicole



Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians : inspiring stories of courage and achievement by Lindsay Ruck

Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

This is your time by Ruby Bridges

Stamped (for kids) : racism, antiracism, and you by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Viola Desmond won't be budged! by Jody Nyasha Warner



Becoming Muhannad Ali: a novel by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander

Before the ever after by Jacqueline Woodson

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

New Kid by Jerry Craft (graphic novel)

Shuri by Nic Stone


For Teens:

The bones of ruin by Sarah Raughley

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

The field guide to the North American teenager by Ben Phillipe

Frying plantain : stories by Reid-Benta, Zalika

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson



Fiction and Poetry

Africville : a novel by Jeffrey Colvin

Black girl, call home by Jasmine Mans (poetry)

Black matters by Afua Cooper (poetry)

Butter honey pig bread: a novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Reproduction by Ian Williams

Washington Black : a novel / Esi Edugyan



Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 by Imbrim X Kendi

The skin we're in : a year of Black resistance and power / Desmond Cole

Shut out : the game that did not love me black : a hockey memoir by Bernie Saunders

They call me George : the untold story of black train porters and the birth of modern Canada by Cecil Foster

Where beauty survived : an Africadian memoir by George Elliot Clarke



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