Your Black History Month Recommendations

Earlier this month, we asked for your reading recommendations for Black History Month. Well, you didn’t let us down!

Let’s start with the shout outs. Thanks to Nancy J. Sukhia and Peter from the blog, and Gayle Smith Stuhrburg, Becca Snyder Loli, Sharon Klein Gorley, Kris Brassell Miller, Amy Halvorson Miller, Mary Clonts, Holly Bishop, Luciana Nechita, extra super thanks to Karen Rogers-Robinson (8 recommendations!), Kevin Taylor Jones, and Karen Miner from Facebook.

And here are your recommendations! (Note: Some we couldn’t find.) If we missed anything, let us know in the comments below and be sure to include links!


  1. Looks like a great list. I have not read many of these, but I love “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou. I’d recommend it for sure.

  2. The Bluest Eye and Beloved were also good reads..

  3. Rachel, Minnesota, USA says:

    QUESTION: I am looking for a book which was recommended via a postcard in a previous shipment from BWB. It was biographical about a young man in Africa who implemented his idea to teach people how to build water pumps. Can you tell me the title? Thanks!

  4. Hi Rachel,

    The book you’re looking for is titled “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” and it can be found at: Thanks for your support of Better World Books!

  5. Amal Naciri says:

    I recommend as an absolute must read book “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett!! A beautiful, moving story.

  6. Ronald Lee Harden says:

    My name is Ronald Lee Harden, I published a book in 2010 called “Untold Architectural Black History of Tampa, Florida”. The book is about my 36 year architectural career in Tampa from 1969 to 2009. Publishers web site:

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